The ulnar nerve—also known as the “funny bone” in your elbow—begins in the neck and ends in the finger. When the ulnar nerve becomes injured, it causes cubital tunnel syndrome, resulting in pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the forearm and arm.
The best way to prevent cubital tunnel syndrome is to avoid prolonged flexion of the elbows.
Cubital tunnel syndrome causes
Cubital tunnel syndrome often occurs in people who repeatedly bend their elbows by pulling, reaching or lifting. Other causes of cubital tunnel syndrome include:
Cubital tunnel syndrome symptoms
Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome are different for everyone. The most common symptoms include:
Aching inside the elbow
Clumsiness due to weakened hand or arm muscles
Numbness in hand and/or ring/little finger
Pain inside the elbow
Pain/numbness/tingling when elbow is bent
Tinging in hand and/or ring/little finger