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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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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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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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