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Doctor insights on: Ulnar Nerve Gliding Exercises

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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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Every night I fall asleep I wake up with a tingling sensation in the ulnar nerve distrubtion of my hand. Is nerve gliding a good tx approach?

Every night I fall asleep I wake up with a tingling sensation in the ulnar nerve distrubtion of my hand. Is nerve gliding a good tx approach?

Possibly a first try: Nerve gliding is unlikely to make your symptoms worse, and many people find that it is helpful, especially when combined with antiinflammatories and avoidance of pressure on the elbow. If symptoms persist, a nerve block can be helpful, as can wearing cushioned pads while asleep to prevent pressure and excessive flexion at the elbows. Surgical decompression is sometimes required if all else fails. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise if you have ulnar nerve subluxation?

What is the best exercise if you have ulnar nerve subluxation?

Ulnar Subluxation: Exercises that avoid repetitive flexion and extension of the elbow is the most beneficial. Examples could be bike riding. ...Read more

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Can exercise decrease ulnar nerve pain and stiffness?

Can exercise decrease ulnar nerve pain and stiffness?

Neuralgia: Ulnar pain is usually do to entrapment of a nerve, exercise usually would not help. I would recommend you see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for further workup to see if this might be a surgical lesions or if it can be treated medically. ...Read more

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

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?

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?

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 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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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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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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I have ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I wear a sling? How should I treat it?

Cushion the elbow: This is usually Trauma to the elbow.

Include patient is to make certain no blood pressure. Your physician may have to have you see a neurologist to help clarify where the injury is. Initially after an injury you ice the area and after that heat. Avoid pressure to the elbow, because when you sleep and working keep pressure off of the elbow. Also caution with your elbow when you sit in a chair. ...Read more

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What effects do you get when you hit of cut on the ulnar nerve in the elbow?

What effects do you get when you hit of cut on the ulnar nerve in the elbow?

'funny bone': Hitting the elbow in the spot between the boney prominences (the 'ulnar groove') sets off the ulnar nerve (like a 'short circuit) momentarily and may cause a tingling/electric feeling into the 4th and 5th fingers and the outer part of the hand on that side. ...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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I had golfers elbow six yrs ago, + possible issues with ulnar nerve too, it hurts to type. I am still not 100% ok but much better, is it life long issue?

I had golfers elbow six yrs ago, + possible issues with ulnar nerve too, it hurts to type. I am still not 100% ok but much better, is it life long issue?

See orthopedic: You may have experienced an extensor tendinitis, and if symptoms are continuing, you need to get this re-evaluated. An EMG test can determine if a nerve at elbow or wrist is involved, but the tendon/joint issues need also an assessment. A simple local injection, or a rehab program could suffice. See an orthopedic surgeon, and get some help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

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 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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Ulnar nerve pain so bad do I go to emergency room?

Ulnar nerve pain: If severe yes a visit to the er is reasonable but you will need to see a neurologist at some point for evaluation for the pain. ...Read more

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Could ulnar nerve transposition fail after many years?

Scar tissue: Many times scar tissue builds up over time and can cause the original surgery to fail. See the surgeon for your options or even consider nerve hydro-dissection injections from a sports medicine trained pain specialist. Sometimes platelet or even stem cell therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ulnar nerve subluxation surgery?

Safe procedure: An experienced hand surgeon merely moves the nerve out of harms way, under the skin, or under the muscle. In my experience, very successful and uncomplicated. ...Read more

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I damaged my ulnar nerve. Will I be able to play the violin again?

Complex question: The answer is in the details of the severity of injury and treatment, site of injury, health and age of the patient. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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How can I know if I broke my elbow or seriously damaged my ulnar nerve?

XR and exam: If you suspect that you fractured your elbow it would be best to see an Orthopaedic surgeon and be evaluated and get an xray. Symptoms of a fractured elbow include pain, instability, and difficulty with motion. Ulnar nerve symptoms include numbness or tingling in the small and ring finger, weakness in the hand, burning sensation starting at the elbow and moving to the fingers. ...Read more

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Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

A simple surgery: Presuming the problem is at the elbow, there is a quick operation which moves the ulnar nerve and relieves the pressure on it. If this has been long-standing, the recovery will take a while. Consult a plastic surgeon with hand experience or an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues?

What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues?

Elbow Pad: Compression sleeve is generally not the right way to treat an ulnar nerve compression within the elbow groove. The ulnar nerve is already compressed and no added compression is needed. In fact the elbow pad is to prevent further compression and to remind you to avoid leaning on your elbow to allow for healing of the nerve compression. The elbow pad is generally not tight either. ...Read more

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Will pillar pain 4 months post CTR surgery go away? I had extensive physio and ulnar nerve complications (still). Will I need a second surgery?

Will pillar pain 4 months post CTR surgery go away? I had extensive physio and ulnar nerve complications (still). Will I need a second surgery?

Probably not: Pillar pain months after surgery is not uncommon. You should discuss need for further intervention, besides conservative management, with your PCP in conjunction with the surgeon who operated on you. ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is that you might have a pinched nerve in the neck as well- this can look very similar to an ulnar nerve issue, but is treated differently. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

See below: See your doctor if you are concerned. In general, you would have pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of the "ring" and "pinky" finger. ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

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 more

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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
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Should I see a rheumatologist about ulnar nerve subluxation?

Should I see a rheumatologist about ulnar nerve subluxation?

No: You are probably better served by seeing an orthopedist if you suspect ulnar nerve damage. ...Read more

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What happens after ulnar nerve transposition surgery?

Healing: Most ulnar nerve surgeries result in better strength and sensation, and are very beneficial. Recovery may be noticed as early as 4 weeks, but as late as 4-6 months, assuming no post-op complications. On occasion, hand therapy is very useful. ...Read more