Cubital tunnel syndrome can cause pain, numbness, tingling and
muscle weakness in your hands and arms. Cubital tunnel syndrome, like
tunnel syndrome, is a nerve compression syndrome. This means
that there is increased pressure on the nerves in the wrist, arm or elbow.
In many cases, simple treatments, such as avoiding extraneous
pressure or wearing a protective pad, can help stop symptoms.
The cause of cubital tunnel syndrome, also called ulnar neuropathy,
is increased pressure on your ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve begins in
the side of your neck and ends in your fingers, crossing the funny
bone in your elbow. The pain you experience with cubital tunnel
syndrome is similar to the feeling of banging your funny bone.
We will design a treatment plan based on the severity of your
condition and your overall health. Many times, the treatment is simply
avoiding activities that put extra pressure on your elbow. Protective
gear, medications and surgery are also treatment options.