Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression of the ulna nerve as it runs around the medial epicondyle (“funny bone”).

The little and ring fingers can have numbness and pins and needles, especially related to certain positions of the elbow. If the compression should progress, pain, loss of movement, reduced grip and wasting of the muscles, could ensue.

Nerve tests and clinical examination can diagnose the problem, which sometimes requires surgical decompression.

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