Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a neural condition caused by the compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve (also known as the “funny bone” nerve). Compression of the ulnar nerve can cause numbness or tingling in the little fingers and ring fingers as well as general weakness in the hand. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome causes pain that is similar to the pain you feel when you hit the “funny bone” in your elbow except the pain tends to remain for a prolonged period of time.
The ulnar nerve runs on the side of the neck and ends in the last two fingers and it has different compressions points. The nerve can get compressed underneath the collarbone, forearm or at the wrist. However, the nerve is most commonly compressed at the elbow.