Cubital Tunnel Syndrome 

 

 

Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome.  This is a condition where a nerve traveling across the wrist is irritated by pressure, causing pain in the wrist and hand as well as numbness and tingling in the fingers. 

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a similar problem but the pressure on the nerve is in the elbow instead of the wrist. 

Cubital tunnel syndrome may cause pain in the elbow and upper forearm, sometimes even down into the wrist or hand.  It may also cause numbness and tingling in the ring and small finger. 

There are a few simple strategies that are helpful for reducing the symptoms and getting relief.  If symptoms continue or worsen, surgery may be required to relieve the pressure and restore normal function of the nerve. 

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