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Wrists hurting more lately. Can cubital tunnel syndrome be on both hands or just one? Does it ever go away?

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Dr. Duane Belongie
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Can be bilateral.

Cubital tunnel syndrome can be bilateral.
It is due to nerve irritation in the area of the funny bone, on the inside of the elbow. Causes tingling in the small and ring fingers, & can lead to numbness, atrophy and weakness of the hand, and pain. Can start with b-vitamins, anti-inflammatories, stretching and bracing, but may need surgery. Many patients have carpal tunnel too. Get ortho eval.

In brief: Can be bilateral.

Cubital tunnel syndrome can be bilateral.
It is due to nerve irritation in the area of the funny bone, on the inside of the elbow. Causes tingling in the small and ring fingers, & can lead to numbness, atrophy and weakness of the hand, and pain. Can start with b-vitamins, anti-inflammatories, stretching and bracing, but may need surgery. Many patients have carpal tunnel too. Get ortho eval.
Dr. Duane Belongie
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not in hands

Cubital tunnel syndrome involves a tight tunnel around the elbow not the wrist so wrist pain is typically not an issue but numbness and loss of strength can be.
Carpal tunnel involves the hand and can aggravate the wrist. In either case both hands may be affected. See a qualified hand surgeon.

In brief: Not in hands

Cubital tunnel syndrome involves a tight tunnel around the elbow not the wrist so wrist pain is typically not an issue but numbness and loss of strength can be.
Carpal tunnel involves the hand and can aggravate the wrist. In either case both hands may be affected. See a qualified hand surgeon.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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