Cubical tunnel syndrome

Cubical tunnel syndrome

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What is Cubical tunnel syndrome ?

Cubital tunnel syndrome, also known as ulnar neuropathy, is a condition that occurs when the ulnar nerve is compressed or irritated as it passes through the cubital tunnel in the elbow. The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves in the arm, responsible for controlling movement and sensation in the hand and forearm.


Cubital tunnel syndrome is most common in adults between the ages of 20 and 40 and can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  1. Repetitive motion or strain on the elbow joint, such as from typing or using a computer mouse.
  2. Injuries to the elbow, such as fractures or dislocations.
  3. Arthritis or other conditions that cause swelling or inflammation in the elbow joint.
  4. Abnormalities in the bone or soft tissue surrounding the cubital tunnel.

Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome may include:

  1. Pain, tingling, or numbness in the hand or fingers, particularly the ring and pinky fingers.
  2. Weakness in the hand or fingers, which can make it difficult to grip objects or perform fine motor tasks.
  3. A feeling of "pins and needles" in the hand or fingers.
  4. A loss of coordination or clumsiness in the affected hand.

Treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome may include rest, physical therapy, and pain medication to help reduce inflammation and manage pain. In some cases, a splint or brace may be recommended to help immobilize the elbow and reduce pressure on the ulnar nerve. Severe cases may require surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience persistent pain or weakness in the hand or fingers, as untreated cubital tunnel syndrome can lead to permanent nerve damage.

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