Ulnar neuritis, also referred to as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm.
Ulnar neuritis is commonly caused by the following issues:
Ulnar neuritis is clinically suspected by the examining doctor based on the history and clinical presentation of the patient.
The condition is confirmed by performing electrodiagnostic studies, such as electromyograms (EMGs) and nerve conduction studies (NCS), which also assist evaluating nerve function.
If these therapies are ineffective, then steroids can be injected into the affected area to reduce inflammation. If this also doesn’t offer symptomatic relief, then surgery may have to be performed were either:
It’s important to consult with a doctor if severe symptoms are experienced or if they have been present for more than six weeks as this will reduce the risk of developing complications such as permanent muscle weakness in the hands.
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