ULNAR NERVE COMPRESSION (ULNAR NEUROPATHY)
What is Ulnar Neuropathy?
Ulnar neuropathy can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in one or both hands. Ulnar Neuropathy results from the compression of the ulnar nerve, which commonly occurs at the elbow and in some cases, at the wrist.
The ring and pinky fingers generally start to feel numb, with patients usually feeling pain around the inside of the elbow and forearm.
Upper Extremity Specialists diagnose Ulnar Nerve Compression by combining clinical assessment and nerve conduction studies. In some cases, ulnar neuropathy may come after a direct injury to the elbow or a fracture in the same region.