Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The nerve is positioned right next to the bone and has very little padding over it, so pressure on this can put pressure on the nerve. Symptoms can include but are not limited to:
- Pain, numbness, and/or tingling.
- The numbness or tingling most often occurs in the ring and little fingers.
- Pain occurring when sitting with the elbow on an arm rest, or with repetitive elbow bending and straightening.
- Pain occurring when the elbow is held in a bent position for a period of time, such as when holding the phone, or while sleeping.
- Weakness while pinching, occasional clumsiness, and/or a tendency to drop things.
- In severe cases, sensation may be lost and the muscles in the hand may lose bulk and strength.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with cubital tunnel syndrome, call Dr Puziss for a consultation. Appointments can be made by clicking the button below