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Cubital Tunnel Treatment

If you’re experiencing pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness in your hands, ring finger, or little finger, you may have cubital tunnel syndrome. At Regency, we can assess your condition and treat it with the most advanced and effective options. 

What is cubital tunnel syndrome?

Cubital tunnel syndrome mainly affects the ring and small fingers, forearm, and hands. An individual may experience numbness, pain, tingling, and/or weakness, which can affect their day-to-day life. The condition develops when the ulnar nerve (which goes through the cubital tunnel) is injured and becomes inflamed, swollen, and irritated. This can occur when someone bends their elbows frequently or leans on them, or when they injure the area.

What are the symptoms?

  • Numbness and tingling in the ring and small fingers, forearm, and hands, particularly if the elbow is bent
  • Pain on the inside of the elbow
  • A weak grip due to muscle weakness in the affected arm and hand

How is cubital tunnel syndrome treated?

Everyone will experience cubital tunnel syndrome differently, and your specific treatment plan will depend on the severity of your symptoms, how long you’ve had them, and how much of an impact the condition is having on your daily life.

Early treatment may begin with resting the elbow and halting the activity that is causing the problem, and using a splint, pad, or elbow brace. Anti-inflammatory medicines and nerve gliding exercises may also be suggested. If your condition is severe, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and injections may be an option. If none of the above treatments work, surgery is usually recommended.

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Cubital tunnel syndrome surgical details

There are multiple techniques for cubital tunnel surgery. If surgery is the best option for you, we will determine during your initial consultation which technique will achieve optimal outcome. Once we know which surgical technique will be used, we can take you step-by-step through the details of surgery, recovery, and follow-up.

Cubital tunnel release

Cubital tunnel release surgery divides the ligament to lighten the pressure on the ulnar nerve.

Ulnar nerve anterior transposition

Ulnar nerve anterior transposition moves the nerve, which stops it from rubbing on bone when the elbow is bent.

Medial epicondylectomy

In medial epicondylectomy, part of the ligament is removed to stop the nerve from rubbing against bone.

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re seeking treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, schedule a consultation with us. At Regency Specialties, we are proud to have an excellent team of skilled and experienced hand surgeons to address problematic conditions of the hands and wrists with advanced surgical techniques and years of expertise. As the top specialists in Arizona, we are a patient-centric practice that values every individual we see. We keep your safety and wellbeing in mind at all times, and you will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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