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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

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