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Advanced Treatment Options for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that results from a compression of a nerve in the elbow called the ulnar nerve. This syndrome causes chronic irritation of the “funny bone,” and can result in serious elbow pain and loss of mobility. Cubital tunnel syndrome may worsen if left untreated, making it extremely important to receive an accurate diagnosis and begin a treatment plan as soon as possible.

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists have years of experience in diagnosing and treating cubital tunnel syndrome. We offer a wide variety of treatment options, including physical therapy, steroid injections, and surgery. Our goal is not only to help you find relief from your pain, but to regain full use of your arm and restore your whole body to full function.

The Physicians are passionate about providing the least invasive, most technologically-advanced care available. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with cubital tunnel syndrome and would like to experience the best wrist pain treatment Atlanta has to offer, don't wait - call The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists today and schedule an appointment.


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Treatment & Diagnosis of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

The ulnar nerve is located in a narrow, bony canal on the inside of the elbow known as the cubital tunnel. This canal has limited space to accommodate all of the structures that pass through it, including the ulnar nerve, veins, arteries, and connective tissue. When these components are compressed or otherwise injured, cubital tunnel syndrome can occur.

Common symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome include:

  • Pain and tingling in the elbow, hand, or wrist
  • Weakness of the hand muscles when grasping objects
  • Numbness or burning pain in the ring and pinky fingers

It is important to note that not all of these symptoms will necessarily be present. Because cubital tunnel syndrome can progress over time, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice any of the above symptoms, even if they disappear momentarily.

Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available for cubital tunnel syndrome from the Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center, including:

  • Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility around the elbow
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
  • Surgery to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve

The physicians at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs. We will also provide you with information and resources to help you better understand your condition, and are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way. If you are experiencing symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome, don't hesitate – contact us today to start feeling better!

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of surgery is best for treating cubital tunnel syndrome?

Endoscopic cubital tunnel release surgery is considered the best minimally-invasive surgery for treating cubital tunnel syndrome. This type of surgery involves making small incisions in the elbow and using a camera to guide the surgeon as they release the pressure on the ulnar nerve. This procedure has a shorter recovery time and results in less scarring than traditional open surgery.

What are some common risk factors for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Some of the most common risk factors for developing cubital tunnel syndrome include age, gender, certain occupations or activities that place increased stress on the elbow, and anatomical conditions that narrow the space in the cubital tunnel. Factors such as obesity, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis can also contribute to an increased risk of developing cubital tunnel syndrome.

Do you accept insurance for cubital tunnel syndrome treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that cutting-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best pain management doctor near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to pain relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.