Distal median nerve dysfunction is a form of
A common type of distal median nerve dysfunction is
Neuropathy - distal median nerve
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Dysfunction of one nerve group, such as the distal median nerve, is called a
Distal median nerve dysfunction occurs when the nerve is inflamed, trapped, or injured by trauma. The most common reason is trapping (entrapment), which puts pressure on the nerve where it passes through a narrow area. Wrist fractures may injure the median nerve directly or may increase the risk for trapping a nerve later on.
Inflammation of the tendons (
Conditions that affect connective tissue or cause deposits to form in tissue can block blood flow and lead to nerve compression. Such conditions include:
In some cases, no cause can be identified.