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What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

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

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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I went for a nerve con. Test, the results stated the ulnar nerve is blocked and a demyelinating lesion. Please explain what this means (D.Lesion)

I went for a nerve con. Test, the results stated the ulnar nerve is blocked and a demyelinating lesion. Please explain what this means (D.Lesion)

Weakness: There is an electrical change in the nerve signal- conduction- across the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve provides signals to your forearm and hand. You may have had symptoms of sensory tingling at the elbow radiating to your 4, 5th finger and may have had weakness with flexion with these fingers also.
Demylinating means that the covering, myelin, is damaged. You must find the cause. ...Read more

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Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Ulnar nerve: Is responsible for abduction (spreading your fingers and extension of the 4-5th fingers. It also provides sensation to that area if you have a lesion in the nerve the signal from the nerve will not get to those muscles. ...Read more

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What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

Often compression: During surgery, the arms and legs must be arranged in a fashion to prevent compression of the nerves. Since anesthetics are used during surgery, the arms and the legs can compress themselves if the surgery is a decent length. When nerves are compressed, numbness and weakness may follow. Stretching also may occur during surgery, this may also result in mild damage. ...Read more

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Why does a compressed ulnar nerve (ulnar canal syndrome) not cause radial deviation?

Why does a compressed ulnar nerve (ulnar canal syndrome) not cause radial deviation?

Ulnar Nerve: Supplies motor innervation to the adductor pollicis muscle in the thumb, the muscles of the hypothenar eminence and the intrinsic muscles of the palm (interossei and lumbricals) The branches to the forearm muscles (extensor and flexor carpi ulnaris when compressed produce only minor weakness (vs what occurs when the nerve is cut) One might develop a claw hand but not radial deviation ...Read more

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My wife has, from ultrasound scans, suspect thickening of ulnar nerve. What causes this and us it treatable.

My wife has, from ultrasound scans, suspect thickening of ulnar nerve. What causes this and us it treatable.

Depends: May have something called cubital tunnel sydrome which can cause this if it is located around the elbow. If it is "really thick" then a tumor of the nerve called a schwanoma could be a cause. Would need some more information and to know where along it's course it is thickened. ...Read more

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What is an ulnar nerve injury and what causes it?

What is an ulnar nerve injury and what causes it?

Ulnar nerve injury: An ulnar nerve injury occurs due to trauma or compression, often at the inner elbow. It may cause numbness of the forearm and hand and weakness, especially in the hand. It can be treated with splinting, but often surgery is needed for severe cases.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes an ulnar nerve injury?

Please tell me what causes an ulnar nerve injury?

Various causes: Most common is Ulnar Neuropathy caused by the Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The ulnar nerve gets compressed at the inner side of the elbow resulting in numbness and tingling radiating from the elbow, down the medial forearm, to the 4th and 5th fingers. For more info see patient info at
patient. Co.uk : http://bit. Ly/1pAbbJW For a more detailed explanation to to UpToDate:http://bit. Ly/1nU8TdZ ...Read more

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Ulnar nerve under armpit feels very light. How would neck issues cause this? Impingement?

Ulnar nerve under armpit feels very light. How would neck issues cause this? Impingement?

Ulnar n. entrapment: The ulnar nerve gives sensation to the 3rd-5th fingers, and innervates the small, fine motor muscles of the hand. It can become entrapped at the elbow, causing weakness in the fingers with loss of fine motor control, and tingling or numbness in the fingers. It is the nerve you hit when you strike your "funny bone" at the elbow. It isn't usually a cause of symptoms at the armpit. ...Read more

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I was typing on my ipad when suddenly I felt that my left thumb was slowing down drastically. I also have ulnar nerve compression. What could cause i.

I was typing on my ipad when suddenly I felt that my left thumb was slowing down drastically. I also have ulnar nerve compression. What could cause i.

Steve Jobs syndrome: Ulnar nerve entrapment or compression tends to initially have more sensory symptoms as opposed to motor symptoms. The ulnar nerve supplies or innervates many of the hand muscles including some of the muscles involved in control of the thumb (e.g. Adductor pollicis muscle). This may have caused the symptoms described. ...Read more

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Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

No: An isolated ulnar neuropathy is generally secondary to cubital tunnel compression at the elbow and is not related to agent orange exposure. Acute orange exposure is associated with numerous malignancies. ...Read more

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What can cause my pinky and ring finger (ulnar nerve) to be numb?

What can cause my pinky and ring finger (ulnar nerve) to be numb?

Ulnar nerve: Check with your doctor to rule out Carpal Tunnel or Tennis elbow, or other causes of nerve impingement. ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Ulnar & median nerve: Yes, if you have both ulnar nerve and median nerve conditions, you may have twitching all over your hand, although the ulnar nerve alone supplies most of the hand muscles, and that is probably enough.

Watch where you set your elbow.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...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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I have tennis and golfer's elbow in my right one, which caused ulnar nerve damage. I've now been having awful tendon pain in my right hand. Help?

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I have tennis and golfer's elbow in my right one, which caused ulnar nerve damage. I've now been having awful tendon pain in my right hand. Help?

Tennis elbow: Orthopedic consult to determine extent & type of treatment, from Anti-inflammatory drugs to local injections to surgery. ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve pain cause bicep and tricep pain? Also have pain on both sides of elbow/wrist. Carpal tunnel was released on same arm 4 months ago.

Can ulnar nerve pain cause bicep and tricep pain? Also have pain on both sides of elbow/wrist. Carpal tunnel was released on same arm 4 months ago.

May not be ulnar: The ulnar nerve can cause pain through out its distribution in your arm, but your pain does not fit only ulnar pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome is related to your median nerve. To have both median nerve and ulnar nerve issues, you most likely have an issue upstream of those nerves not specifically with the median or ulnar, either brachial plexus issue or cervical radiculopathy. Emg should be done. ...Read more

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Should I go to the e.R if my ulnar nerve is hurting bad?

WHY ER?: The er is specifically designed to triage and handle emergencies. You possess an elective condition, and should see your doctor. The er will make you wait, cause need for numerous exams, likely provide you a narcotic which may be of limited value, and charge you a large sum of money to refer you back to your original doctor. ...Read more

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Need to know is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

Ulnar nerve: I believe the "ucl" you are referring to is a ligament and not a nerve so if that is the case they are not the same. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

Please tell me, is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

No: Ulnar Nerve is a nerve and the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL or internal lateral ligament) is a thick triangular band at the medial aspect of the elbow uniting the distal aspect of the humerus to the proximal aspect of the ulna. ...Read more

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How is ulnar nerve pain treated?

How is ulnar nerve pain treated?

Several ways: First line treatment is protecting the nerve from the insult or injury. This may include bracing or padding the elbow. Pt is also effective to treat restriction and inflammation and improve nerve mobility. Injection is another option. Surgery is last but only with confirmed nerve injury through emg/ncs testing. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which muscles are supplied by ulnar nerve?

Inner arm/hand muscl: In the anatomic position (facing forward with the hands facing palm out), the ulnar innervated muscles are along the inner part of the arm below the elbow and into the hand. For more specifics, refer to http://teachmeanatomy. Info
this should help provide the specifics if needed. Take care. ...Read more

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What is an ulnar nerve submuscular transposition like?

Longer recovery: There are 3 types of ulnar nerve repositioning for a ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome:

1. Simple decompression
2. Subcutaneous ulnar transposition
3. Submuscular ulnar transposition

transposition surgery means to change the position of, from around the elbow to in front. Simple decompression surgery is as effective as the transposition surgery in most cases, and has a quicker recovery time. ...Read more

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What are the risks of ulnar nerve transposition please?

What are the risks of ulnar nerve transposition please?

Ulnar nerve: Not dangerous if done by an expert hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How are golfer's elbow and ulnar nerve problem differentiate?

Tendon vs. Nerve: Golfer's elbow is due to the muscle tendon. Pain starts at the medial epicondyle and spreads down the forearm. Wrist bending, forearm twisting, & object grasping worsens the pain. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched ulnar nerve as it crosses the elbow on its way to the hand. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000789.htm ...Read more

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What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

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

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