The cubital tunnel is a channel of muscle, ligament and bone in the elbow. The ulnar nerve passes through this tunnel to your hand and fingers. When this nerve becomes injured, inflamed or irritated, the condition is called cubital tunnel syndrome. Dr. Roy Nini and Dr. Paul Lee offer non-invasive cubital tunnel syndrome treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Incurring an injury, repeated leaning on the elbow or activities that require frequent bending of the elbow can cause cubital tunnel syndrome. Other causes of shoulder & elbow pain can include arthritis, bone spurs or previous dislocations. The familiar painful sensation of hitting your “funny bone” is caused by impact to the ulnar nerve where it is exposed at the elbow.
Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome include:
- Numbness and tingling in the hand, especially the ring or little fingers
- Hand pain
- Weak grip
- Aching pain inside the elbow
- Numbness and tingling in the elbow at night
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should contact Full Range Spine & Ortho to arrange for an exam and consultation.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in Woodland Hills, Encino
Dr. Roy Nini and his medical team at FullRange Spine & Ortho can diagnose cubital tunnel syndrome using advanced technology that includes x-rays, a nerve conduction test and an electromyogram. Once an accurate diagnosis is achieved, Dr. Nini will put together a treatment plan that is crafted for your individual needs and symptoms.
Typical treatments for cubital tunnel syndrome include rest, ceasing activities that require bending the elbow, NSAIDs, steroid injections, wearing a splint on the elbow and prescribed exercises. In most cases, these non-invasive treatments are sufficient to relieve pain and other symptoms. Care should be taken to use an elbow pad or other support to help prevent reoccurrences and modify activities that require extensive use of the elbow.
Contact us at Full Range Spine & Ortho today to schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Roy Nini, orthopedic specialist in Los Angeles.