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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

With cubital tunnel syndrome, there is pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The ulnar nerve is susceptible to pressure at a site commonly known as the funny bone, or the medial epicondyle, because it passes right next to the bone in that area.

Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pain in the elbow, forearm, hand and/or fingers

Treatment

  • Wearing a splint at night
  • Wearing an elbow pad
  • Surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve, which can be done by shifting the nerve to the front of the elbow, placing it under a layer of fat or trimming the funny bone.

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