Mr Robin Mark Seagger MBBS MSc FRCS

GMC No. 4536697

Twitter @fixmyshoulder

c/o Emma Shires

Tel: 01706 869025


Practice Address:

BMI Highfield Hospital

Manchester Road


OL11 4LZ

Tel: 01706 655121

Ulnar Nerve Compression (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)



Many causes inc. stretching nerve when bending elbow

Swelling of tissues around ulnar nerve at elbow

Repetitive small injury to elbow

Elbow trauma



Aching pain on inside of elbow/forearm

Pins and needles/numbness of little and ring fingers

Often worse on prolonged bending elbow- reading or holding phone to ear

May wake/ interfere with sleep

Shooting pains elbow to hand- ‘funny bone’

Dropping objects/ clumsiness

Weakness of hand. Clawing of fingers- late signs



X-Ray- elbow

Nerve conduction studies


Treatment options:             

Pain killers


Splints for elbow

Surgery-  see ulnar nerve release