Cubital tunnel syndrome is pain associated to the ulnar nerve, or the “funny bone”. When the nerve, which starts at the side of your neck, crosses the elbow and runs down through your fingers, is overstretched, compressed or generally irritated, you may experience pain, tingling, numbness or weakness in your forearm, hands or fingers.
Next to carpel tunnel, this condition is one of the most common peripheral nerve compression syndromes. While in many cases the cause remains unknown, some reasons for cubital tunnel syndrome may include:
The symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome often mimic other health conditions such as elbow tendonitis. Always seek the help of a healthcare provider to confirm your diagnosis before seeking treatment. Here are some common indicators of cubital tunnel syndrome:
Cubital tunnel syndrome can be a source of great discomfort for many individuals and in some extreme cases, may even result in the loss of function of the hand. While the most common treatment for this condition is to stop the activity that causes the problem, there are others ways you may be able to find some relief for the pain:
If you are experiencing pain, tingling or numbness in the arm or hand that does not get better with basic treatment and is beginning to interfere with your day-to-day life, be sure to contact your doctor immediately.
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