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    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    Treatment in South Florida

    cubital-tunnel-SyndromeAbout a 4-mm passageway between the elbow bones and the tissue is the cubital tunnel. This tunnel houses the ulnar nerve, which is how you receive feeling and movement to the upper arm and hand. The cubical tunnel has a very narrow opening and is often easily injured. Sometimes, it can become compressed through repetitive activities or trauma.

    Cubical tunnel syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome, next to the carpal tunnel syndrome. It actually also has similar symptoms to carpal tunnel, however, in different areas.

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      Cubital Tunnel Signs & Symptoms:

      • Arm & Hand Pain
      • Tingling
      • Numbness
      • Muscle Weakness

      The numbness or tingling most often is felt in the areas that are controlled by the ulnar nerve, such as, the ring and pinky fingers.

      Our orthopedic surgeons are experts in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. Whether you have just begun to experience symptoms or have been experiencing them for a while, we can help with effective treatment. You can visit any of our offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale.

      Causes of the Condition:

      The cause of this condition daily habits, such as:

      • Leaning on your elbows for long periods of time
      • repetitive movement of the arm
      • Sleeping with your arms bent
      • Direct trauma to the inside of the elbow

      South Florida Hand Center has become the preferred orthopedic practice for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Broward and Palm Beach. Call us 24/7 at 888-409-8006 to schedule an appointment or use the button below.

      Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis:

      To properly diagnose cubital tunnel syndrome, your hand surgeon will take a comprehensive medical history. Which includes prior injuries, information of daily activities, and a history of symptoms. Electrodiagnostic tests such as EMG/NCS and Ultrasound can help to confirm the clinical diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome too.

      Treatment Options:

      Most patients who experience mild cases can be treated non-surgically with splinting, bracing, heat & ice, over-the-counter medications, and physical therapy. Often lifestyle changes are important too, by reducing repetitive hand use. For moderate cases, patients with cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated with steroid injection. While severe cases may require carpal tunnel surgery.

      Surgery for the Condition:

      When symptoms do not improve with conservative treatment, surgery is often needed for severe cases. Cubital tunnel surgery involves relieving the pressure on the ulnar nerve by cutting the tissue surrounding the nerve. Symptoms such as numbness and tingling may disappear quickly or slowly after surgery.

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