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what are the effects of having cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Tinging little finge: Cubitsal tunnel is compression of the ulnar nerve behind the inside of the elbow. Any activity that keeps the elbow bent can compress the nerve. The symptoms start with a funny feeling in the arm then intermittent numbness of the little and part of the ring finger starts. This can wake one at night. If ignored one can develope permanent numbness and hand weakness.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Pain, numbess, weak: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This usually causes numbness/tingling in the ring and small fingers as well as a loss of hand dexterity or strength. Long term compression may lead to pain and hand weakness/muscle loss. Symptoms are exacerbated by extreme elbow flexion and/or pressure on the inside part of the elbow.
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the pinkie amd ring finger associated with inner elbow pain

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What kind of condition is cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Cubital tunnel : Cubital tunnel is a compression of the ulnar at the elbow. The symptoms involve numbness and tingling into the little and ring fingers. It may require surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor sees somebody for cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Hand surgeon: For surgery fellowship trained hand surgeon special trained orthopedist one year of additional focused training in upper extremity surgery a general orthopedist for nonsurgical care surgical care for cubital tunnel does not enjoy the same excellent sucess rate as carpal tunnel proceed informed carefully to surgery my opinion.
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Do lots of people get cubital tunnel syndrome, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
? carpel tunnel: If you mean carpel tunnel syndrome, it is not uncommon.
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How common is it for somebody to get cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Too often: I believe you mean carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a condition of narrowing and irritation of the median nerve at the wrist (the carpal area) in which the area supplied in the hand gets numb, tingly and rarely has loss of muscle function. There is occasional pain at the tunnel. Treatment is with ice and nsaids. Some may need injected steroids. A few require unroofing of the tunnel by surgery.
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How fast can I make my cubital tunnel syndrome go away?

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Dr. Lawrence Kale
Occupational Medicine 29 years experience
Cubital tunnel fix: There is no quick way to cure it; it depend on what's causing it. The problem could be from injury to the elbow, significant degenerative changes (arthritis), repetitive and/or prolonged elbow bending, or prolonged/repetitive pressure. It may also come as a consequence of endocrine problems, like diabetes, or the presence of a cyst or tumor. So, treatment is dependent on the cause.

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