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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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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Yes to your question: Damage to any nerve that supplies a muscle may cause twitching. When the ulnar nerve is damaged, twitching may occur along the medial forearm, and many muscles that move the fingers - such as the muscles that move the fingers apart and together and the muscles that help the fingers curl and grip. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Can stress cause nerve problems, like ulnar problems-cubital tunnel symptoms? or any other nerve related problems???

Can stress cause nerve problems, like ulnar problems-cubital tunnel symptoms? or any other nerve related problems???

Yes and No: Please go for a Neurology consult to rule out any physical causes to your problems. If there are no injuries or body related causes then your problems are psychological and should be treated via mental health interview. ...Read more

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How long can symptoms from cubital tunnel syndrome last before it's considered permanent damage to the Ulnar nerve?

How long can symptoms from cubital tunnel syndrome last before it's considered permanent damage to the Ulnar nerve?

Ulnar nerve: It's not the duration of the symptoms, it's the severity. If there is a lot of weakness in moving the fingers together and apart for example, there is a motor deficit, and that indicates a need to be aggressive. It is handy to test this by placing a card between the fingers and ask someone to pull it out. There should be some resistance there. With weakness, the card falls out right away. ...Read more

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Nerve test showed ulnar monoeuropathy from moderate to severe cubital tunnel. Ortho follow up recommended surgery next week, do I really need surgery?

Nerve test showed ulnar monoeuropathy from moderate to severe cubital tunnel. Ortho follow up recommended surgery next week, do I really need surgery?

Discuss with surgeon: Only you and the surgeon can decide that answer, as you do indeed have moderate to severe issues as per the emg, so depending on the discomfort you have and the condition as it presents, you may need the surgery, but a discussion with the dr. Who examined you and ordered the test is needed to come to a definitive answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What body parts can you train at the gym if you have cubital tunnel syndrome or ulner nerve entrapment in general specifically at the elbow?

What body parts can you train at the gym if you have cubital tunnel syndrome or ulner nerve entrapment in general specifically at the elbow?

Avoid flexion : There are no known exercises that are known to help cubital tunnel syndrome; which, as you said is an entrapment syndrome of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Flexion and direct pressure can aggravate it, so avoiding flexion of the elbow can help in mild cases. Even to the point we used to have patients use a knee pad and put it in the elbow reversed to keep the elbow straight. ...Read more

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Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Ulnar nerve transposition is equivalent to an ulnar nerve decompression operation for entrapment at the elbow. ...Read more

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Complications of cubital tunnel surgery a "second opinion" neurosurgeon (from our same ppo) is suggesting an operation to re-route a nerve due to anterior subluxations after the failure of cubitual tunnel surgery; meaning, to loop the nerve around the el

Complications of cubital tunnel surgery a "second opinion"  neurosurgeon (from our same ppo) is suggesting an operation to re-route a nerve due to anterior subluxations after the failure of cubitual tunnel surgery; meaning, to loop the nerve around the el

Reasonable: Most often, a cubital tunnel decompression will not have to be revised. Sometimes, moving the nerve forward is necessary, either because the nerve is unstable or because the decompression was not enough surgery to take care of the original nerve problem. Currently treatment is most often to perform a decompression and then do the transposition later only if necessary. ...Read more

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Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when i left center, should i be concern?

No: These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensation and pain in the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more