Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Many people have probably never heard of cubital tunnel syndrome, but if they had it, they would most certainly know. It causes almost “electric” pain that feels a lot like the pain when you hit the “funny bone” in your elbow. The “funny bone” in the elbow is actually the ulnar nerve, a nerve that crosses the elbow. Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when that nerve is irritated or compressed. To determine this often very painful syndrome, the place to go would be Advanced Orthopedics in Denver, Parker, or Aurora, Colorado. That way you can trust from the start that you will be getting the best help.


Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when the ulnar nerve, which passes through the cubital tunnel (a tunnel of muscle, ligament, and bone) on the inside of the elbow, is injured and becomes inflamed, swollen, and irritated. Cubital tunnel syndrome is often progressive. Patients often present with mild intermittent symptoms of pins and needles in the little and ring finger and shooting pain from the elbow down toward the fingertips. As the condition progresses, nerve fibers are damaged, and symptoms can become constant.

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