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Causes Of Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Ulnar Nerve: Are you referring to cubital tunnel syndrome where compression of your ulnar nerve is causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness into the hand? Usually this can be treated by decreasing the amount of time you are in a flexed elbow position at work, in a car, and during sleep. A small knee pain on your elbow with the pad in the front will help you keep your arm straight at night. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a neoprene elbow compression sleeve help for ulnar nerve entrapment? It feels like the sleeve constricts blood flow a little too much.
Might be too small: In general, a neoprene elbow splint/sleeve can help with a mild ulnar neuropathy by limiting extreme flexion of the elbow past 90 degrees--which stretches the nerve across the elbow. It should not restrict blood flow. Consider something with more padding to cover the nerve and something less tight/constricting. ...Read more
What can I peersonally do to get the feeling back in my fingers from Ulnar nerve entrapment? I can't see a surgeon or anything.
Depends on severity: If the problem is clear-cut and severe, you need surgery. If it is mild and of less than 6 months duration, avoiding prolonged flexion of that elbow, and using the other hand for activities (like holding a phone) ...Read more
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