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A 28-year-old female asked about a female:

Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. what is it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Ulnar nerve: Compression. It's quite common in thin females. Try to keep your arms straight at night, if this persists see a neurologist for an evaluation and possible nerve conduction studies to see if an actual nerve injury is taking place.
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Cubital tunnel syndr: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This nerve typically supplies sensation to the small finger and half the ring finger but more importantly supplies the majority of the intrinsic hand muscles which provide 1/2 total grip strength and finesse hand control. You should get this evaluated as if this nerve is in duress it can go away...forever
Last updated Apr 10, 2018


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