Cubital tunnel syndrome is where the ulnar nerve gets compressed as it runs along your arm. The ulnar nerve runs the length of your arm and provides feeling and control to your ring and little finger. At the elbow, the nerve passes through the cubital tunnel – a “tunnel” formed by the bones and muscles in your elbow joint. If the cubital tunnel becomes restricted, it can compress the ulnar nerve and cause cubital tunnel syndrome. We can treat cubital tunnel syndrome in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
The factors that may cause cubital tunnel syndrome are varied and include:
You are more likely to get cubital tunnel syndrome if you are male, over 50, have a job or hobby that involves frequent bending at the elbow or have arthritis.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in that a nerve that controls the hand becomes compressed. But the two conditions differ in the fingers they affect, the site of the nerve compression and the nerve that is being compressed.
The symptoms for cubital tunnel syndrome may come and go depending on how severe the nerve entrapment is. However, you may experience symptoms such as:
Without treatment, cubital tunnel syndrome can lead to muscle wastage in the hand.
The treatments for relieving cubital tunnel syndrome include:
If the above treatments don’t improve the condition, surgery that gives the ulnar nerve more space in your elbow might be an option for you. Book an appointment to treat cubital tunnel syndrome in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.
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