Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
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What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
The cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the funny bone nerve, medically known as the ulnar nerve is stretched, stressed, compressed or irritated. It can cause numbness or tingling sensation in the ring and/or small fingers, weakness in the hands, or pain in the forearm.
What are the causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
A few causes of this condition are:
- Pressure on the nerves: Direct pressure to the nerve can cause the arm or hand to ‘fall asleep’.
- Stretching of the nerves: When the elbow is bent for a prolonged period, it can result in stretching of the nerve present below the elbow. It may occur during sleep.
- Anatomy: The ulnar nerve may not stay in its place and move back and forth over a bony bump when the elbow is moved. Repeated movement may irritate the nerve or the soft tissues present over the nerve may become thicker thereby preventing it from working normally.
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