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Ulnar Neuropathy

Ulnar Neuropathy: Introduction

A condition where the ulnar nerve which runs down the length of the arm becomes trapped. The most common site for entrapment is the elbow and then the wrist. Nerve entrapment can result when the nerve becomes inflamed due to repetitive stress on the nerve such as can occur in cyclists or typists. A broken elbow or fracture can also put pressure on the nerve. Neurological symptoms resulting from the trapped nerve include weakness, numbness, muscle wasting, pain and pins and needles sensation in portions of the lower arm controlled by the ulnar nerve (especially the little and ring fingers). Neuropathy refers to injury to the nerve. The ulnar nerve is also known as the funny bone as it passes through the elbow joint. ...more »

Symptoms of Ulnar Neuropathy

  • 'Pins and needles' and numbness in the pinky finger
  • The neighbouring half of the ring finger and the section of palm below
  • Weakness and wasting of the hand muscles
  • Inability to straighten pinky and ring finger on affected hand
  • 'clawed' hand
  • more symptoms...»

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