What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome, also called ulnar nerve entrapment, happens when your ulnar nerve gets irritated or compressed at the inside of your elbow. The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves in the arm and is responsible for providing sensation to the little finger and half of the ring finger, as well as controlling some of the muscles in the hand.
What are the causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome may happen when a person bends the elbows often (when pulling, reaching, or lifting), leans on their elbow a lot, or has an injury to the area. Arthritis, bone spurs, and previous fractures or dislocations of the elbow can also cause cubital tunnel syndrome.
What are the symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Numbness or tingling in the ring finger and little finger.
Weakness in the hand, particularly in gripping or pinching.
Pain or discomfort in the elbow or forearm.
Difficulty in controlling fine movements of the fingers, such as typing or buttoning clothes.
How Can Hand Therapy Help?
Hand Therapists may suggest custom splinting at night to limit range of motion enhancing the compression, ulnar gliding exercises and modalities, and range-of-motion exercises. Specific elbow padding may be provided for work and leisure activities as well.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover varies greatly. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is Jersey City’s largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center conveniently located next to Grove Street Path Station. Our team of licensed hand specialists have many years of experience successfully treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment). We will work closely with your doctor to create a specific plan for you with the goal to fully restore your functional abilities.