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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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Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Ulnar nerve: Is responsible for abduction (spreading your fingers and extension of the 4-5th fingers. It also provides sensation to that area if you have a lesion in the nerve the signal from the nerve will not get to those muscles. ...Read more

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Elbow clicks when bent, been 2 years. Numbness in pinky and ring finger, gone when no physical activity for a few weeks. Maybe ulnar nerve?

Elbow clicks when bent, been 2 years. Numbness in pinky and ring finger, gone when no physical activity for a few weeks. Maybe ulnar nerve?

Probably ulnar nerve: The numbness is almost certainly coming from the ulnar nerve. The clicking may be coming from the nerve flipping in and out of its groove. However, if the clicking is not coming from the inner side of the elbow, it is something else. At age 20, I would not ignore the numbness. ...Read more

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What can I peersonally do to get the feeling back in my fingers from Ulnar nerve entrapment? I can't see a surgeon or anything.

Depends on severity: If the problem is clear-cut and severe, you need surgery. If it is mild and of less than 6 months duration, avoiding prolonged flexion of that elbow, and using the other hand for activities (like holding a phone) ...Read more

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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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Dad had bad pain, at and below elbow (wrist, fingers). Neuro diagnosed with ulnar nerve entrapment. No improvement after 1 week. What to do for pain?

Dad had bad pain, at and below elbow (wrist, fingers). Neuro diagnosed with ulnar nerve entrapment. No improvement after 1 week. What to do for pain?

Ulnar Nerve: The ulnar nerve is succeptable to trauma at the elbow as it passes around a groove on the medial side called the cubital tunnel. Avoiding excessive elbow flexion and cushioned elbow protector can help. Anti-inflammatory meds or pain meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) may also help. Evaluation by a nerve specialist like a neurosurgeon is warranted if there is progressive numbness in the fingers or hand weakness. ...Read more

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