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What is ulnar neuropathy?

Ulnar neuropathy, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a type of nerve damage that affects the ulnar nerve, which runs along the inside of the arm and passes through a bony structure called the cubital tunnel at the elbow.

Ulnar neuropathy is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve, which can lead to symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness in the hand and fingers. Common causes of ulnar neuropathy include repetitive arm movements, direct pressure on the elbow, or the development of a cyst near the elbow that puts pressure on the nerve.

Treatment for ulnar neuropathy depends on the cause and severity of the symptoms, but may include physical therapy, bracing, medications, and in some cases, surgery. It is important to work closely with the experts at Austin Neurosurgeons to determine the best course of treatment, as early intervention can help prevent or slow the progression of the condition and improve overall health outcomes.


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