Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that involves the ulnar nerve, also known as the “funny bone” nerve, which runs on the inner side of the elbow. This condition can cause numbness or tingling in the ring finger and small finger (sometimes referred to as “pins and needles”), pain in the forearm, loss of sensation and/or weakness in the hand.
Here are three potential causes of this condition:
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome can be very painful, and it can cause you to feel weak or clumsy. If you think you have this condition, visit a hand surgeon for a diagnosis. You may have a different medical condition that results in similar symptoms, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, or a pinched nerve in the neck.
Your hand surgeon may suggest non-surgical treatment options such as wearing a splint at night. He/she may also suggest surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve. It may also be recommended that you visit a hand therapist. Discuss the best treatment for you with your surgeon.