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Ulna nerve - Cubital tunnel syndrome

Ulnar Nerve Compression

An Ulnar nerve compression is caused either by a direct blow to the inside of the elbow, or from repetitive trauma. It causes numbness and tingling down the forearm and into the forth and fifth fingers. Sometimes it is referred to as ‘hitting your funny bone’. Symptoms Pain on the inside/back of the elbow. Sensations …

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Median nerve injury

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve resulting in chronic wrist pain, numbness, pins, and needles. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for Carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome consist of: A dull ache in the wrist and forearm. Pain may radiate into …

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Ulna nerve - Cubital tunnel syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow. It may also be known as ulnar nerve compression, or hitting your ‘funny bone’. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of Cubital tunnel syndrome. Symptoms Symptoms come and go to start with, only to become more persistent over time. …

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Wrist Fracture (Broken Wrist)

A broken wrist is a fracture of any of the bones which make up the wrist joint. There are many different types of wrist fracture. Here we explain the symptoms and causes of wrist fractures. Broken wrist symptoms Broken wrist symptoms will vary slightly depending on the type and grade of the fracture. Sudden pain …

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Bowler’s Thumb

Bowler’s Thumb is an overuse injury resulting from compression or repeated friction on the inside of the thumb which causes pressure on the Ulnar nerve. As the name indicates, bowling is the main cause of this injury and causes the area to feel numb and weak. Bowler’s Thumb symptoms Bowler’s thumb symptoms include numbness and …

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Handlebar Palsy Cycling

Handlebar Palsy

Handlebar palsy is a name given to a common condition suffered by cyclists. The symptoms are caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist against the handlebar. Treating this injury is usually simple, but sometimes medical help may be needed. Handlebar palsy symptoms Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness over the outside of the …

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RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury

RSI or repetitive strain injury is a general term rather than a specific diagnosis used to describe gradual onset pain, usually in the forearm, wrist, and hand. RSI is a term that covers several different causes of wrist pain, but all are exacerbated by certain repetitive movements, whether they’re from sport or from work. We …

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Median nerve injury

Median Nerve Injury

Median nerve injury is Injury to the median nerve at the elbow. It may cause symptoms to appear in the forearm, wrist, and hand. They are often caused by another sudden injury which traps or tears the nerve. Symptoms of a median nerve injury An injury above the elbow may result in difficulty or even …

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Pronator teres syndrome

Pronator Teres Syndrome

Pronator teres syndrome causes pain, numbness and tingling in the forearm and hand. As the name indicates, pronating the hand (turning the hand with the palm facing down) can cause and exacerbate this injury. Pronator teres syndrome symptoms Symptoms of pronator teres syndrome can be very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome and include: Tingling or …

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Elbow nerve

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial tunnel syndrome, also known as radial nerve entrapment, occurs when the radial nerve in the forearm gets compressed or pinched. It has symptoms similar to Tennis Elbow. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of radial nerve impingement. Radial nerve entrapment symptoms The symptoms of radial nerve entrapment are very similar to those …

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