A contusion may occur to the ulnar nerve due to compression, entrapment, or damage. Throwing, compression due to inflammation injuries, or adhesions caused by repetition or direct impact may also contribute to an Ulnar Nerve Contusion.
What is it?
Ulnar Nerve Contusion is damage or compression of the ulnar nerve due to impact or inflammation. It is, also, known as hitting your ‘funny bone.’
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain in the medial elbow and tingling and pins and needles in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, palpation for tenderness, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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