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Best Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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