Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve, which runs through a tunnel in the elbow, becomes compressed. The condition can result from a variety of causes, including a previous fracture, swelling, arthritis, or having the elbow bent for excessive periods of time.
Numbness and tingling in the ring and small finger
Pain in the hand and fingers
Waking at night with pain
Increased symptoms with elbow flexion
TREATMENTS FOR CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
There are nonsurgical treatments options available for cubital tunnel syndrome, and they are performed by our elbow specialist at Orthopaedic Specialists.
Mild cases of cubital tunnel syndrome may be treated with splinting of the elbow at night, avoiding aggravating activities such as sustained or repetitive elbow flexion, anti-inflammatories, and/or therapy. While nonsurgical treatment can relieve mild cases of the condition, surgery may be necessary if it continues to worsen.