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There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

Could be correct: Depending on where the symptoms radiate, pinched nerve at the elbow makes sense. If this is mild, avoiding resting the elbow on flat surfaces or protecting the elbow can help. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own ? Its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it  cure on its own ? Its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

Cubital tunnel: Inflammation and compression of the ulnar nerve around the elbow can cause numbness/tingling in the ring and small fingers. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome and is treated with oral/injectable steroids, nsaid's, therapy. It is also important to avoid extreme elbow flexion and pressure on the inside part of the elbow. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment./surgery. ...Read more

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What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read more

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...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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Any dangers of ulnar nerve surgery?

Any dangers of ulnar nerve surgery?

Many: Your question will be best answered by surgeon performing surgery. With any surgery there are general risks associated and specific to the type of surgery. The surgeon performing the surgery should and will go over specifics prior to performing surgery. ...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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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?

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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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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Got hit hard in ulnar nerve now feeling little numb even after 24 hours ?

Got hit hard in ulnar nerve now feeling little numb even after 24 hours ?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy of nerve from trauma can go on for a period of time. Often injury to the nerve causes neuropraxia and this can take a few days to heal maybe even a week. ...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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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scar Treatment (Definition)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...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