We can help to resolve or minimise symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a common nerve compression in the upper limb. It occurs when one of the three main nerves to the hand & arm, the Ulnar Nerve, is compressed as it runs through a tunnel (Cubital Tunnel) at the elbow.
Symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome can include;
pins and needles or decreased feeling in the little finger and the ring fingers
pins and needles or change in feeling over the palm on the little finger side of the hand
a sore elbow - pain / burning on the inside of the elbow, just above the bone which protrudes
pain over the palm of the hand over the little finger side of the hand
weakness in fine motor manipulation tasks.
We assist to assess your elbow and hand symptoms, and determine what is contributing to them. We will make recommendations on how to best decrease symptoms, which may include the use of a night splint for the elbow. And how to take care of the ulnar nerve at your elbow in your daily activities moving forward.
In some cases the nerve may not be tracking within the Cubital Tunnel, that is it subluxes, or moves out of the cubital tunnel at the elbow when the elbow bends. When we assess that this is the case, we will discuss with you and your GP what the best treatment options are.