Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Numbness and tingling in the ring and small finger
- Elbow pain
- Pain in the hand and fingers
- Waking at night with pain
- Increased symptoms with elbow flexion
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.
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 non-surgical treatment can relieve mild cases of the condition, surgery may be necessary if it continues to worsen.