Elbow Pain, Ulnar Nerve Neuritis

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What is Ulnar Nerve Neuritis?

Ulnar nerve neuritis begins with a little bit of tingling in the little and ring fingers especially when placing the elbow on arm rests in cars or on a chair.

What are the Causes?

Ulnar nerve neuritis is caused by compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve as it runs behind the elbow joint. Fibrosis of the ulnar nerve may result from osteoarthritic or rheumatoid narrowing of the ulnar groove behind the medial epicondyle of the humerus or by direct compression by rheumatoid nodules.

What are the Treatments?

Treatments include avoiding local repetitive trauma and elbow flexion, injections and occasionally surgery which involves moving the nerve out of the groove and into the front part of the elbow joint for the more severe cases.

Do you need a consultation? Our Orthopaedic Specialist Dr Kevin Yip has over 20 years of experience. Be assured that you are receiving the most professional treatment.
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