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Our arms have rings or tunnels that hold nerves and tendons in place. Some of us are born with tighter or narrower tunnels. Narrow tunnels can squeeze the nerves in our hands causing numbness, tingling, and weakness. For others, the tendons can grow thick inside its tunnel resulting in pain.

About the Musculoskeletal Institute

The Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin works to improve the overall health of every patient. Whether you are suffering from chronic joint pain or an injury, our doctor-led care teams work to find treatment goals to fit your lifestyle. We understand that improving your quality of life is important to you, which is why our team will work with you to personalize your treatment plan. For some patients, your goal may be to set a personal record when you run your next marathon. For others, it may be to comfortably play with your grandkids at the park. Whatever your goals, we’ll work with you to achieve them.