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Cubital tunnel syndrome


#cubitaltunnelsyndrome #peripheralneuropathy #HumSaathHai #dblsocialwelfarefoundation #physiodepghmc Cubital tunnel syndrome - also known as ulnar neuropathy -- is caused by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve, which passes close to the skin's surface in the area of the elbow commonly known as the "funny bone." Repeatedly lean on your elbow, especially on a hard surface Bend your elbow for sustained periods, such as while talking on a cell phone or sleeping with your hand crooked under your pillow Sometimes, cubital tunnel syndrome results from abnormal bone growth in the elbow or from intense physical activity that increases pressure on the ulnar nerve. Baseball pitchers, for example, have an increased risk of cubital tunnel syndrome, because the twisting motion required to throw a slider can damage delicate ligaments in the elbow. Early symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome include: Pain and numbness in the elbow Tingling, especially in the ring and little fingers More severe symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome include: Weakness affecting the ring and little fingers Decreased ability to pinch the thumb and little finger Decreased overall hand grip Muscle wasting in the hand Claw-like deformity of the hand

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