Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow.
This can occur from pressure on the nerve during sleeping or tethering of the nerve due to arthritis or injury around the elbow. Early treatment can lead to improved prognosis- paralysis of the hand can occur if left untreated.
ulnar nerve entrapment
The ulnar nerve runs from your neck to your hand and if your ulnar nerve is under increased pressure this can lead to feelings of numbness and pain. Although nerve entrapment can occur at your wrist, hand and fingers, at your elbow this is known as cubital tunnel syndrome. Entrapment of your ulnar nerve can occur when pressure is placed on the nerve while you sleep or if the nerve becomes tethered as a result of arthritis or an elbow injury. If untreated ulnar nerve entrapment can lead to hand paralysis, so early surgical treatment is essential to improve your outcome if non-surgical options are unsuccessful.
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