A 29-year-old male asked:
what is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? which would be better for ulnar nerve issues and weightlifting?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Peter Ihle answered
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Neither since it's -: -due 2 the fact that when you flex Ur elbow, the nerve is stretched around the groove into the humerus called the lateral epicondyle. If it's mainly @ nite a splint 2 keep elbow straight will help. But if U begin 2 have continuous numbness in the little & ring finger, &/or weakness in the hand a surgical procedure bringing the nerve in front of the epicondyle is needed. C a fellowshiptrainedhandMd
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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