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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
Fairly common: Cubital tunnel problems can occur fro many reasons and are fairly common. Most causes can be treated conservatively and it is worth taking the time with a doctor and physical therapist that will work with your to correct the underlying problem. Surgery is a last resort and is usually effective when other methods don't work.
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What do u do for cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Seek medical care: Cubital 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. See a hand surgeon.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What's the process for cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Pinched nerve: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a pinched nerve in the elbow. It typically causes numbness and tingling in the ring and little fingers.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done about cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Medication -surgery: Cubital tunnel often can be managed conservatively especially if electromyography reveals that there is minimal pressure on the ulnar nerve mild cases of cubital tunnel syndrome often respond to physical therapies and brcing in cases where splinting doesn't help or nerve compression is more severe, about 85% of patients respond to some form of surgery to release pressure on the ulnar nerve.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is cubital tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Funny bone: Your ulnar nerve travels through a little tunnel on the inside of your elbow. Any swelling, inflammation, etc of this tunnel can lead to cubital tunnel. Keep your elbows protected, due not rest them onto hard surfaces, and sometimes occupational therapy is helpful. If all else fails, or you notes severe muscle atrophy/weakness of the hand, you may require a surgery to decompress the nerve.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
Exam and EMG/NCV: Cubital tunnel syndrome can usually be reliably diagnosed with a comprehensive history and physical exam. Electrodiagnostic studies such as emg/ncv can provide objective supportive data. If there is a mass or tumor (not a common cause) sometimes imaging studies: xray, mri, or ultrasound can be used.

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