Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
This is used to describe a combination of symptoms and signs that result from the compression of the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel. This tunnel is the space located behind the ‘funny bone’ of the elbow.
What may I notice or complain of?
You may complain of tingling, pins and needles and or numbness in the tips of the little and ring fingers as well as the inner (ulnar) side of the hand. There may be associated pain that runs up and down the inner side of the forearm. The symptoms can be brought on by normal activities such as driving, combing hair or holding the phone or activities that involve bending the elbow. Nocturnal or night symptoms can occur and disturb your sleep. Severe and long standing compression lead to wasting of the muscles of the hand.