The 411 On Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Posted on: Mar 15 2018
Having any stiff joints or suffering from pain can be a real pain within itself. If you have been suffering from pain or numbness on the inside of your forearm or hand, especially when your elbow has been bent for a long time, then you may be suffering from a condition called cubital tunnel syndrome.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve (the funny bone) and results in pain and numbness because of long-term nerve compression. And even though this condition may affect the funny bone, there’s nothing funny about it.
How Is It Caused?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is typically caused by an elbow fracture, or it can slowly develop overtime. For many patients, symptoms start small with a little numbness or tingling on the forearm and develop into pain later on.
How Can It Be Treated?
During your initial consultation with our staff at Redwood Orthopaedic Associates, we will perform an examination and may even take some x-rays to give you a proper diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome, we will discuss all of your treatment options. Treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome varies from patient to patient and may include nighttime elbow splints, lifestyle changes, therapy, or even surgery in some instances.
Here at Redwood Orthopaedic Associates, we work hard to ensure that all of our patients live a normal and comfortable life. If you have been suffering from pain, numbness, or tingling in your forearm or hand for quite some time, then come into our office for an examination. Ready to the steps toward living a more comfortable life? Schedule your appointment at our Santa Rosa office today. Call us at (707) 544-3400.
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