292012Jul

A Not So Funny – Funny Bone

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow region. The ulnar nerve is apparent at the elbow, which is why when you bump your elbow at the “funny bone” it gives you the sensation of an electric shock at times.

The feeling can go all the way down to your fingers.  This “funny bone” feeling is similar to the feeling felt when the ulnar nerve is damaged by injury or chronic pressure.  Numbness and tingling in the pinky and ring fingers is also a common symptom of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure or decreased flexibility of the tissues surrounding the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Florida Hand Center has numerous treatments in place to help you avoid excessive pressure on the ulnar nerve. We can assist you in creating a treatment plan to lessen the symptoms.

At times simply modifying your activities can give you relief, yet for those who have been found to have severe nerve damage surgery is may be recommended.

There is no need to suffer when we have proven solutions to help you. Visit us during one of our scheduled free screenings or contact us to make an appointment.