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What is it called when you hit your elbow so hard you have this tingling/electric shock feeling?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hitting Funny Bone

Your ulnar nerve wraps around the elbow and fits in a groove there.
If you hit directly on the nerve you have the sensation you describe. This is called medically a neuropraxia.

In brief: Hitting Funny Bone

Your ulnar nerve wraps around the elbow and fits in a groove there.
If you hit directly on the nerve you have the sensation you describe. This is called medically a neuropraxia.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Contused ulnar nerve

The ulnar nerve lies just below the skin on the inside of the elbow and if hit in just the right way, can get bruised/contused causing tingling/electric shock into the fingers.

In brief: Contused ulnar nerve

The ulnar nerve lies just below the skin on the inside of the elbow and if hit in just the right way, can get bruised/contused causing tingling/electric shock into the fingers.
Dr. Marc Schneider
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