Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Healing your peripheral nerve injury

Peripheral nerve injury symptoms and causes

Signs of a peripheral nerve injury depend on the specific nerve and severity of the injury. Possible symptoms include:

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Shock-like sensations
  • Weakness

See a specialist at Goshen Orthopedics for possible nerve-related symptoms, especially after an injury. We can quickly diagnose the cause and prevent further damage.

Peripheral nerve injuries are often the result of cutting, stretching or pressure. Pressure from swelling and compression is a common cause of orthopedic peripheral nerve injuries. Factors that contribute to swelling and pressure on a nerve include:

  • Cysts
  • Fluid buildup
  • Injury or blow to the area (acute trauma)
  • Narrowing of the area where the nerve passes through a joint
  • Prolonged stretching of the nerve around a bent joint
  • Repetitive movements or overuse

Leading-edge treatment for peripheral nerve pain

Our treatments include the most advanced procedures and techniques. We start with less invasive options and increase them until we find a solution that works for you.

Your provider may recommend:

Our physical therapists can teach you how to avoid aggravating the nerve injury and prevent future problems. Physical therapy is offered through Goshen Rehabilitation, and our teams coordinate your appointments for the most convenient care.

To make an appointment with our compassionate providers, call (574) 534-2548 today.

Goshen Orthopedics serves northern Indiana and southern Michigan by treating peripheral nerve injuries in Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury and Nappanee, IN