Cubital Tunnel Syndrome affects the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is the pathway affected when you hit your ‘funny bone.’ Compression of this nerve may occur due to golfer’s elbow, bone spurs, arthritis, cubitus valgus, repetitive elbow flexion and extension, playing guitar, or tumors.
What is it?
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include numbness and tingling, specifically in the little finger, weakness in gripping, and pain at the elbow, forearm, or little finger.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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