- swelling) above and below the pressure point. If the pressure continues, fibrosis tends to develop. Aside from sciatica, the pressure neuropathy syndromes include the carpal tunnel syndrome due to pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel near the wrist, compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, and a condition called meralgia paresthetica due to compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh.
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