The ulnar nerve gives hands their strength and movement. Ulnar nerves form are components of the wrist and also curve around the elbow, often hitting the nerve classically known as your "funny bone." Developing ulnar nerve neuropathy can leave a patient with significant disabling consequences if not identified and treated early on.
Symptoms can vary from person to person but can include:
- Tingling in pinky and ring fingers (mostly at night)
- Pain in the elbow
- Weakness in hands in severe cases
Managing and Treating Ulnar Nerve Neurpathy
Your full medical history and physical examinations are needed in order to effectively treat ulnar nerve neuropathy. In most cases of ulnar neuropathy treatment is conservative and will not require surgery.