Categories: Elbow Conditions
Cubital Tunnel – Numb hand from nerve pinched at the Elbow
What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The ulnar nerve controls muscles used for gripping and the coordination of fine movements. The nerve passes through the cubital tunnel, a bony passageway. Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve is compressed as it passes through this tunnel behind the elbow. When compressed, the ulnar nerve causes the sharp, tingling sensation that you feel when you hit your “funny bone.”