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Title: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment (1)


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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder that
    leads to continual pressure or stretching of the
    ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve supplies feeling to
    the little finger and ring finger and controls
    small muscles of the heart. The ulnar nerve runs
    through a passage called the cubital tunnel,
    which is made up of bone, ligament, and muscle.
    Any type of strain created on the ulnar nerve
    results in numbness in the ring and small
    fingers, weakness in the hand, or pain in the
    forearm, causing cubital tunnel syndrome. The
    ulnar nerve is also known as a funny bone nerve. 

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Cubital tunnel syndrome causes 
  • Most common causes of Cubital Tunnel
    Syndrome are 
  • Frequent bending of elbow, leaning on your elbow
    along a hard surface increases the pressure on
    the ulnar nerve.
  • Repeated physical activities such as, pulling
    levers, lifting heavy weights, or use of elbow to
    support your head creates strain on the ulnar
    nerve.
  • Sometimes ulnar nerve is damaged due to injuries
    and accidents.
  • Abnormal growth of elbow bone can also lead to
    cubital tunnel syndrome.

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Symptoms
  • The symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome depend
    upon the severity of the condition. If you
    experience any of the following symptoms, consult
    your neurologist.  
  • Pain and numbness in the elbow
  • Persistent pain in ring and small finger
  • Loss of sensation in the hand
  • Restricted movements of the hand joints
  • Inability to pinch the thumb or little finger
  • Tingling in hand muscles

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Diagnosis of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • After examining a patients complete medical
    history and conducting physical exam, the doctor
    will order diagnostic tests which will help him
    to know the type of joint that has been
    affected. Diagnostic tests for cubital tunnel
    syndrome may include
  • Nerve conduction velocity test (NCV)- The nerve
    conduction test measures the speed of the
    reflexes along the nerve. The speed of reflexes
    decreases if the nerve is contracted or
    compressed.
  • Electromyogram test (EMG)- Electromyogram
    procedure measures the health of nerve and
    muscles in the hand. Electrodes are placed in the
    muscles to detect the area of the nerve damage.

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Treatments
  • Surgical treatment  Medial epicondylectomy- In
    this surgical procedure inside edge of the elbow
    is removed so that ulnar nerve can run through
    the cubital tunnel without any difficulty.  Ulnar
    nerve transposition- In this procedure a new
    passage is created for the ulnar nerve. A surgeon
    uses the flexor muscle of the forearm to create a
    new tunnel.  Non-surgical Treatment 
  • Avoid putting pressure on your elbow
  • Take anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Avoid unnecessary movement of elbow
  • Exercise daily to stretch your elbow
  • Use cold or heat therapy to reduce pain

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