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Do people with cubital tunnel syndrome have a lot of pain?

Depends. There is great variability in the experience of pain and functional impairment in carpal tunnel cases early symptoms are typically tingling and pain of thumb and index finger during sleep as this is usually a result of repetitive motion, ergonomic solutions or change in engineering, tasks, positions etc should be pursued. Read more...
More numbness. While pain can occasionally be a symptom, more often patients present complaining of numbness and tingling in their small finger and the half of the ring finger adjacent to the small finger. Later in the disease process you see weakness, clumsiness, and muscle atrophy in the hand. Best to have it evaluated if there are any questions. Read more...

How common is it for somebody to get cubital tunnel syndrome?

Too often. I believe you mean carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a condition of narrowing and irritation of the median nerve at the wrist (the carpal area) in which the area supplied in the hand gets numb, tingly and rarely has loss of muscle function. There is occasional pain at the tunnel. Treatment is with ice and nsaids. Some may need injected steroids. A few require unroofing of the tunnel by surgery. Read more...
Not uncommon. Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity. While it is not rare, it is not as common as carpal tunnel syndrome. Both present differently with cubital tunnel syndrome more commonly causing numbness and tingling in the small finger and 1/2 of the ring finger. In more advanced cases, there can be loss of coordination and muscle in the hand. Read more...

I have cubital tunnel syndrome. I can't get into see the dr before xmas so am wondering how best to help myself. It's worse at night.?

Keep elbow straight. The ulnar nerve runs through this tunnel and when bent, it squeezes on the nerve causing your pain/tingling down to your hand/fingers (more 4th+5th fingers). Thus, keeping your elbow straight and avoid resting the back/inside of elbow on bed/couch/chair. Wearing elbow sleeve may help. Otc motrin/aleve and maybe vitaminb6 can help with pain/numbness. Good luck. Read more...

What is cubital tunnel syndrome? Please can I have some statistics on the age range and how many people out of 100 will get it? Is it hard to treat?

Ulnar neuropathy. Cubital tunnel syndrome is less common than carpal tunnel syndrome, but more common in occupations that involve prolonged elbow flexion (e.g. holding a telephone) while putting pressure on the elbow. It's also more common in people with diabetes. Early symptoms are numbness or tingling in the pinky and ring fingers. An elbow splint and pressure avoidance may be effective. If not, see a doctor. Read more...
Ulnar nerve. The cubical tunnel transmits the ulnar nerve along the inside of the elbow. If the tunnel becomes too tight, the ulnar nerve can become compressed and cause elbow pain as well as numbness and/or pain running into the fourth and fifth fingers of the hand. Frequency increases with age. Mild cases can be treated by reducing pressure and flex ion at elbow; surgery for severe cases. . Read more...

Am wearing a new elbow support due to cubital tunnel syndrome but all five fingers get a little swollen. Normal?

Too tight. The elbow brace may be restriction either blood flow but more likely lymphatic flow from the distant regions of the limb back toward the heart. Consider refitting the elbow brace. Read more...
Too tight. Your elbow support device is more protective than therapeutic, in that it may allow nerve to heal without re-injury. But, can use it, just loosen as that is why your hand is swelling. Maybe you will notice some benefit over next several weeks, but if not, might try to see hand specialist. Read more...