A 29-year-old male asked:

Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? does it cure on its own ? its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

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Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
No medication: There is no medication that helps nerve entrapements. This sounds like a cubital tunnel which is a pinched nerve in the elbow. You can try an elbow brace at night which keeps you elbow straight which takes the pressure off the nerve.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Cubital tunnel: Inflammation and compression of the ulnar nerve around the elbow can cause numbness/tingling in the ring and small fingers. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome and is treated with oral/injectable steroids, nsaid's, therapy. It is also important to avoid extreme elbow flexion and pressure on the inside part of the elbow. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment./surgery.
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Last updated Jul 18, 2018


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