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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause these symptoms?

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Old 09-03-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

I have ulnar nerve entrapment in my left arm so my hand/wrist/arm on that side tends to experience muscle twitches, "pins and needles", numbness and other weird sensations. Sometimes there is momentary bone pain in a finger but it goes away quickly. IT really freaks me out when it starts acting up. Also my fingers will sometimes jump around by themselves as if they had a mind of their own.

Is any of this normal as far as ulnar nerve entrapment goes?.

Thanks so much for listening and I hope someone can help.

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Old 09-03-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause these symptoms?

I had severe compression of the ulnar nerve at my left elbow a year and half ago. Prior to surgery I experienced similar symptoms-- pins n' needles, numbness etc. I also experienced the twitching, jumping around of my little, ring fingers etc. Not sure what causes this maybe the nerve being compressed and not being able to send signals as easily?

Have you gone for a nerve conduction test or seen a hand specialist about this?

A nerve conduction test will pinpoint where the nerve is compressed and how severe. Not all hand surgeons use this test , some simply go by the patients symptoms.

I know before I had surgery they tried conservative treatments such as physiotherapy, wrapping my elbow in a towel at night in a jelly roll style to keep your arm straight. They say bending your arm constantly, leaning on your elbow, or sleeping with your arm bent under a pillow at night puts pressure on the nerve.

I would see a doctor about this. Good luck! Keep us updated!

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