Ulnar Nerve/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve problems can occur involving a number of different mechanisms:
  • Decreased space in the cubital tunnel (can occur for a number of different reasons)
  • Swelling of the nerve, especially the portion that passes through the cubital tunnel
  • Repetitive use of the elbow
  • Prior injury to the inside part of the elbow
  • Elbow dislocation or instability
  • Fracture of the bones near the nerve
  • Significant elbow arthritis
  • Injury or compression of the nerve in other locations such as the neck

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