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I have cubital tunnel syndrome. I can't get into see the dr before xmas so am wondering how best to help myself. It's worse at night. ?

I have cubital tunnel syndrome. I can't get into see the dr before xmas so am wondering how best to help myself. It's worse at night. ?

Keep elbow straight: The ulnar nerve runs through this tunnel and when bent, it squeezes on the nerve causing your pain/tingling down to your hand/fingers (more 4th+5th fingers). Thus, keeping your elbow straight and avoid resting the back/inside of elbow on bed/couch/chair. Wearing elbow sleeve may help. Otc motrin/aleve and maybe vitaminb6 can help with pain/numbness. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the nerve travelling at the elbow joint is compressed resulting in tingling sensation in the ring and little ...Read more


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What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Early on cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated with activity modifications (avoid excessive elbow flexion and external compression on the medial elbow). Nerve gliding exercises can help in some mild cases as can oral steroids. Ultimately, only surgery can decompress or take the pressure off the nerve. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more

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What exactly is cubital tunnel syndrome?

Pinched nerve elbow : When the ulnar nerve is compressed at the elbow, you may experience numbness in the ring and small fingers, and hand weakness or clumsiness. This is cubital tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cubital tunnel syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

What are the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

Numbness, pain: Typically cubital tunnel syndrome will manifest as numbness and/or tingling in the small finger and the ulnar or outside half of the ring finger. More advanced cases can cause pain about the medial elbow, weakness and clumsiness in the hand and eventually muscle wastig in the hand. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my cubital tunnel syndrome go away?

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. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get cubital tunnel syndrome?

How common is it for somebody to get cubital tunnel syndrome?

Not uncommon: Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity. While it is not rare, it is not as common as carpal tunnel syndrome. Both present differently with cubital tunnel syndrome more commonly causing numbness and tingling in the small finger and 1/2 of the ring finger. In more advanced cases, there can be loss of coordination and muscle in the hand. ...Read more

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My fiance has to have cubital tunnel syndrome on both her elbows.What is this like?

My fiance has to have cubital tunnel syndrome on both her elbows.What is this like?

Depends on surgery: I assume you are talking about Cubital tunnel release. There are a few options for treatment including endoscopic and open surgery. I perform an endoscopic release and allow immediate motion and return to activity at 1 week. The open procedures use a larger incision and either simply release the tunnel or move the nerve to a new location. These procedures require a longer recovery up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

OTC anti-inflamitory: The treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is aimed in reducing and alleviating the presenting symptoms. Here are the following interventions for cubital tunnel syndrome: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs These can help in alleviating the pain and inflammation that took place in the affected area Avoidance of trauma to the "funny bone" area where he ulnar nerve is. ...Read more

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