What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Have you ever felt that typical “funny feeling” when you bumped your elbow? If so, that feeling is your ulnar nerve, also known as the “funny bone” nerve. Once in a while, it is okay to bump your elbow in minor accidents. However, you are likely to develop cubital tunnel syndrome if you have experienced frequent elbow injuries. At Mirza Orthopedics, our orthopedic Commack specialists provide you with the best treatment.

What Causes Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?orthopedic commack

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the ulnar nerve is affected by intense pressure or overly stretched out causing numbness or tingling and even pain in the arm. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by frequent inflammation of the ulnar nerve due to injuries or compression. However, there are a variety of causes that result in this condition:

  • Past injuries 
  • Leaning on the elbow
  • Bending elbow for an extended period
  • Intense physical activity like baseball or weightlifting
  • Arthritis

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome causes symptoms like:

  • Pain in the elbow
  • Numbness and tingling in the arm and hand
  • “Fallen asleep” sensation on the ring or pinky finger
  • Loss of muscle

Overuse of your elbow while experiencing these symptoms will only cause further damage. You must receive proper examination and treatment by our orthopedic Commack specialists for treatment to improve your daily function. 

What Treatments Are Available For Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Patients can expect to perform exercises for pain relief while on ibuprofen. Simple exercises include:

  • Elbow Flexion and Wrist Extension
  • Head Tilt
  • Arm Flexion
  • A-OK

These exercises target the ulnar nerve for mobility in the cubital tunnel. If treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is not successful, surgery is an option for long-term relief. At Mirza Orthopedics, our orthopedic Commack specialists offer an endoscopic cubital tunnel procedure developed by Dr. Ather Mirza that decompresses the ulnar nerve. This procedure will be minimally invasive. Thus, resulting in a small incision with minimal scarring, trauma, and an easy return to daily activities.

Contact Our Orthopedic Commack

At Mirza Orthopedics, we guarantee the best treatment possible so that you can go back to your daily life. We will ensure a smooth process to help your medical conditions improve while also listening to your needs. To schedule your appointment with our orthopedic Commack specialists, contact us today.

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