village chiropractors21Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

A variation of carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel is caused by a compression of the ulnar nerve, which passes through a tunnel at the inside of the elbow (near the bone people often call the funny bone ) on its way to the hand and ring and pinkie fingers. Repeated flexion and extension of your elbow, or prolonged resting of elbows on a hard surface can cause the ulnar nerve to become pinched or irritated. This syndrome tends to be more common among people who lean on their elbows for long periods, or have arthritis or diabetes. Treatment is similar to treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.