182017Oct

Why is Carpal Tunnel Painful?

If you’re experiencing hand pain as a result of a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, you are not alone. Up to nearly six percent of the adult population in the U.S. suffer from the condition, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. The main reason that you feel pain from carpal tunnel is due to median nerve (which runs from your palm of your hand to your forearm, being entrapped, compressed, and squeezed. You also have inflammation along with this condition, which leads to swelling. If your irritated tendons are thickened and you also have swelling, the tunnel where your media nerve resides is narrowed. As a result,…

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132017Sep

What Are Most Common Hand Injuries?

Did you know that hand injuries represent up to 10 percent of emergency department visits people make in the U.S.? That’s largely because no matter your age or your occupation, you’re always using your hand. It also because your hands are so intricate and complex in design and feature, that they are prone to injuries, both from overuse and from an acute event. After all, the hand is comprised of 27 bones, as well as other associated structures, including ligaments, tendons, muscles, veins, arteries, and nerves. It’s no wonder that hand injuries are so common. Hand, wrist, or finger injuries most commonly happen during: Participating in recreational activities. Playing contact…

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142017Mar

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Options

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common, painful condition affecting the elbow. Although this condition is uncomfortable, it can be alleviated with the right treatment. Below is some basic information about cubital tunnel syndrome and the treatment options available to patients with this condition. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Basics Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve of the elbow becomes compressed because of decreased flexibility or pressure in the surrounding tissues. This leads to a numbness and tingling in the outermost fingers of the hand. Patients with more advanced disease may also experience clawing of the fingers, clumsiness and muscle loss. Doctors are not sure why this condition develops in some…

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282016Nov

Hand Doctor Discusses Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Hand Doctor Discusses Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness or tingling in your ring ringer and small finger, pain in your forearm, and/or weakness in your hand. The symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome occur when something compresses or irritates one of the nerves in your arm. There are three main nerves in your arm: the median, ulnar and radial nerves. All three nerves travel down from your neck into your arm, but each takes a different path. Cubital tunnel syndrome involves the ulnar nerve, which is the nerve that passes down the inside edge of your elbow, also known as your “funny bone.” When…

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172016Jun

The Causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

While not as common as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome (CTS) can cause its users discomfort. Tingling in the ring finger and small fingers, as well as clumsiness, pain, weakness, and swelling are classic symptoms of CTS. The pain is felt on the inside of the elbow closest to the chest. Before getting into the causes of CTS, also referred to as ulnar nerve compression syndrome, it is helpful to have an understanding of the anatomy of the elbow. Located in the elbow, the cubital tunnel is a four millimeter passageway between your tissues and bones. This tunnel surrounds the ulnar nerve, which is one of your nerves responsible…

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212016May

Understanding Surgery for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

A number of disorders can cause numbness and tingling in the hand.  When the affected digits are the ring and the small finger, cubital tunnel syndrome is a common cause.  Although many patients improve with conservative treatments, others require surgery. Overview of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome The ulnar nerve runs along a groove in the longest bone of an upper arm and behind the elbow.  The ligament on top of it plus the nerve form the cubital tunnel.  Once beyond the elbow, the nerve continues through the forearm and into the hand, where it is responsible for both muscle function and sensation.  Pressure on the ulnar nerve increases when an individual bends…

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132016Apr

Understanding Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a frustrating condition that causes discomfort and makes it difficult for you to perform everyday activities. Fortunately, effective treatment is available for people suffering from this condition. What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that occurs when the ulnar nerve is stretched or under pressure. This nerve is found on the inner portion of the elbow. When the nerve is compromised, it leads to a number of symptoms that disrupt your daily life. Some of the most common symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome include: Pins and needles, especially in the ring and pinky finger. Loss of sensation. Pain. Weakness in the arm or…

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82016Mar

Do You Have Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Common Symptoms of CTS According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression or stretching of your ulnar nerve—commonly known as your “funny bone.” The ulnar nerve runs along a groove in your inner elbow. When your ulnar nerve is contorted or compressed it can cause numbness and tingling sensations in your ring and pinky fingers. Other symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome include: Pain in your forearm Loss of sensation in your hands or forearm Weakness in your hand A “pins and needles” sensation running down your forearm or in your fingers If you are experiencing any or…

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252012Sep

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome can be a huge pain… in the elbow. Caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve, it is a very uncomfortable condition to deal with. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and occasionally pain which can begin in the elbow, but is most prevalent in the ring and small fingers. This is a treatable condition, and treatment depends upon the severity. In some cases, mild symptoms can be resolved by simply changing the positioning of the elbow. The specialists at Florida Hand Center can determine the severity of your condition and the best treatment for you.  So make an appointment with Florida Hand Center today!

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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…

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