2 doctors weighed in:

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

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors