Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Physicians Rehabilitation Provides Treatment for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Physicians Rehabilitation specializes in providing the latest advances in nonsurgical treatment to patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including cubital tunnel syndrome. Our treatment approach is simple – by tailoring our services to each patient and combining techniques from multiple disciplines, our board-certified physicians are able to achieve optimal results for our patients without resorting to invasive surgery or relying on potentially addictive narcotics.
What is cubital tunnel syndrome?
Cubital tunnel treatment, also known as ulnar nerve entrapment, develops when the ulnar nerve is aggravated or compressed around the elbow. The ulnar nerve is one of three main nerves in the arm, running from the neck to the hand, and it is to blame for the unpleasant sensation that occurs when you hit your “funny bone.” Symptoms can include numbness or tingling sensations in the ring finger or pinky finger and a feeling of weakness in the hand.
There are several factors that may cause ulnar nerve irritation around the elbow, including fluid buildup, trauma to the elbow, keeping your arm in a bent position for a long period of time, and placing too much pressure on the elbow when leaning. In other cases, it’s hard to pinpoint what is to blame for cubital tunnel syndrome.
What does cubital tunnel syndrome treatment involve?
Treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome often includes nonsurgical approaches. Anti-inflammatory medications to reduce inflammation around the nerve may be recommended, as well as certain nerve gliding exercises and elbow bracing or splinting to hold the arm in a straight position.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome, consider visiting Physicians Rehabilitation to learn about your treatment options. We will be happy to provide you with a no-cost consultation.