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What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

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

Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

This is entrapment or compression at the level of the elbow of the ulnar,nerve. Occurs along course of nerve somewhere between the arcade of Struther's down to the flexor carpi ulnaris. Results in numbness of little finger and half of ring finger, and weakness of intrinsic muscles of the hand. Most common level of compression is at ...Read more


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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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What are some symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

Cubital tunnel is: Compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Findngs include numbness in the little and part of the ring finger, numnbess on the back of the hand on the little finger side, weakness of the small hand muscles , weakness of the flexor tendon to the little and ring fingers and to a strong tendon on the inside of your wrist. The degree, extent, severity of these findings and actual symptoms varies. ...Read more

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Please tell me can I have cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes and No: The best way to find out the answer to your question is to have a nerve conduction study of the nerve within the cubital tunnel. See either a neurologist or physical medicine doctor, they will gladly help you with this. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome?

Main symptoms of it:: 1: pain in the arm or starting in the elbow area ; radiating, either to the little/ring fingers (sometimes to middle one as well), or going up towards the shoulder/neck are; 2: numbness/tingling affecting the same area, ie, arm, 4/5th fingers, wrist on the little finger side; 3: weakness in the hand; 4; waking up with numbness/tingling ; 5: in severe cases, atrophy of muscles over the inner hand. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cubital tunnel syndrome?

Ulnar nerve compress: This is entrapment or compression at the level of the elbow of the ulnar,nerve. Occurs along course of nerve somewhere between the arcade of Struther's down to the flexor carpi ulnaris. Results in numbness of little finger and half of ring finger, and weakness of intrinsic muscles of the hand. Most common level of compression is at level of medial epicondyle. ...Read more

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My fiance has to have cubital tunnel syndrome on both her elbows.What is this like?

My fiance has to have cubital tunnel syndrome on both her elbows.What is this like?

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 more

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How do people get cubital tunnel syndrome or "cell phone elbow"?

Ulnar nerve pressure: Cubital tunnel syndrome is due to compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in the small and ulnar half of the ring finger, pain, and hand weakness. Extreme elbow flexion and pressure on the medial (inside) part of the elbow can exacerbate symptoms. With age and certain medical conditions, nerves become more susceptible to compression and tissues become stiff. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with cubital tunnel syndrome or "cell phone elbow"?

What symptoms are associated with cubital tunnel syndrome or "cell phone elbow"?

Numbness: 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 more

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Is having a snapping elbow and wrist normal when having cubital tunnel syndrome?

Is having a snapping elbow and wrist normal when having cubital tunnel syndrome?

Ulnar nerve: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve at the medial elbow causing numbness and para thesis to the little finger and ulnar half of the ring finger. Can cause weakness of the interosseous muscles of the hand, but not associated with snapping at the elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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