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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

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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...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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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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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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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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I have minor ulnar nerve damage at elbow. The injury occurred June 2014. I still have aching and numbness. Should I be concerned???

I have minor ulnar nerve damage at elbow. The injury occurred June 2014. I still have aching and numbness. Should I be concerned???

UNCLEAR IF HEALING: So called cubital tunnel syndrome symptoms may suggest slow healing of ulnar nerve, and even may raise questions of localized inflammation or scarring which may prevent resolution. An EMG test can objectify the process, and point the way to successful outcome. But be aware that surgery in the end may be the best option. ...Read more

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Does nerve damage and similar symptoms to ulnar nerve entrapment go along with spengels disease. I suffer from a raised scapula when flexing pectorali?

Does nerve damage and similar symptoms to ulnar nerve entrapment go along with spengels disease. I suffer from a raised scapula when flexing pectorali?

Two different things: You mentioned at least two different things. Sprengel's disease is a rare congenital deformity where one scapula is higher than another. The other thing you described is a "winged" scapula, where it "sticks out" when pressing against a wall. This is from damage to the long thoracic nerve. The treatment for sprengels' is surgery, which could conceivably damage the ltn and lead to winging. ...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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Possible nerve damage in arm, probably ulnar nerve entrapment. I would like a little more clarity/ guidance about how to recover finger strength?

If its confirmed you: have a neuropathy or damaged nerves, then you should have Release Surgery to maximize your Nerve function, and finger strength should recover quite well. Good Luck. ...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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Had blood drawn from top of hand today, dr moved needle a lot and it hurt lots. Now feels weird to move fingers. Chances of ulnar nerve damage?

Had blood drawn from top of hand today, dr moved needle a lot and it hurt lots. Now feels weird to move fingers. Chances of ulnar nerve damage?

Not the nerve: You've got edema and/or hemorrhage in among the extensor tendons and perhaps the interossei and lumbricals. Keep moving your hand. Get seen if it progresses to significant limitation of movement. ...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 nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?

Can nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?

It can: Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat. Treatment involves many different aspects such as medications, nerve block injections, therapy, even surgery. While medication can have a good effect, it is typically not used alone. Crps itself usually requires a significant and multi-disciplinary treatment plan, and it is best treated aggressively and quickly/early! ...Read more

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I think I have ulnar nerve damage ! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb .My ring finger feels heavy and weak .I put ice on b?

Ice on b?: Without knowing more information I cannot affirm whether your ulnar nerve is damaged. What is the mechanism of injury? How long have you been having the symptom? What makes it better or worse? Also, I am not sure what your question is. What do you mean when you write: "I put ice on b?" Please clarify. Best wishes. ...Read more

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With fall on outstretched hand, had wrist sprain in er. Now have tingling little finger and sharp pain from elbow to hand. Is this ulnar nerve damage?

With fall on outstretched hand, had wrist sprain in er. Now have tingling little finger and sharp pain from elbow to hand. Is this ulnar nerve damage?

Ulnar n irritation: Yor ulnar nerve is bruised or irritated. You might have a hook of the hamate fracture causing the ulnar nerve problem. You need to see a hand surgeon and if appropriate they will order a ct of the wrist. ...Read more

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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 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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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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