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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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Is surgery the only solution to a pinched nerve in the elbow?

Is surgery the only solution to a pinched nerve in the elbow?

Try elbow pad: A pinched nerve in the elbow sounds consistent with an ulnar neuropathy. This is frequently caused by pressure on the elbow , in the region of the "funny bone, " that can occur with certain positions, such as having the elbows rest on arm rests. Sometimes surgery is necessary, but other times taking pressure off the elbows by repositioning and/or wearing elbow pads can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my elbow. How long until this heals?

I have a pinched nerve in my elbow. How long until this heals?

Cubital tunnel: Avoid sleeping with the arms bent at night. Your last thought before falling asleep should be keeping with your arms down by your side. Use a headset or a blue tooth device when talking on the phone. Avoid resting the elbow on a hard surface and drive with your left hand at 7 o'clock on the steering wheel instead of 10 or 12 o'clock. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my elbow and it's pretty bad. I was wondering if anyone know how much longer i'll have it?

I have a pinched nerve in my elbow and it's pretty bad. I was wondering if anyone know how much longer i'll have it?

Pinched Nerve: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate where and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. Generally nerve injuries take a long time to heal. Hydro-dissection procedures may be helpful in relieving entrapments. ...Read more

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Think hav a pinched nerve in my elbow from studding at desk too long, My hand & pinky finger hav been numb like its asleep for 2 days. What do I do?

Generic advice: Avoid leaning on your elbow, or bumping your elbow. A B-100 complex might add some support. An anti-inflammatory such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen might blunt the inflammation. Minor nerve pinching could reverse within a few weeks, but deeper damage may take months. If does not depart or gets worse, may need to have an EMG test. Contact Concierge service for more help here online. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in my elbow? It only hurts when i bend it or move it in a certain way

What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in my elbow? It only hurts when i bend it or move it in a certain way

Observation: A pinched nerve specifically in the elbow is usually an ulnar neuropathy. This refers to the build up of scar right around the nerve as it passes through the elbow. This is exacerbated by constant repetitive movements. The best treatment initially is avoiding these movements so the inflammation and scar can decrease. Also avoiding pressure directly on that area. If no improvement, further tests. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer. ...Read more

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I had a nerve test done showing a moderate to severe pinched nerve in elbow, i can't see ortho for 10 days, nervous that surgery will be only option?

I had a nerve test done showing a moderate to severe pinched nerve in elbow, i can't see ortho for 10 days, nervous that surgery will be only option?

Not only option: Fist step is therapy and protecting the nerve. If your nerve test shows severe changes then surgery is the only want to stop the progression of the nerve injury. If weakness or clumsiness of the hand is a problem then it will continue to worsen unless the nerve is decompressed. Make sure you are going to an ortho who specializes in the upper extremity. They often are call "hand specialists.". ...Read more