Ulnar neuropathy is a condition which can be caused by the entrapment of the ulnar nerve. Symptoms may include hand weakness, numbness, tingling, and decreased sensation and/or pain in the elbow, palm or pinky or ring fingers. Additional potential symptoms include tenderness in the elbow joint at the ‘funny bone’ and loss of finger dexterity, or sensitivity to cold. Treatment may include splinting, bracing, physical therapy, or injection. If symptoms are severe or do not improve after a few months, surgery may be needed. The goal of surgery is to decrease pressure on the ulnar nerve.
St. Paul Spine Surgeons
To schedule your consultation, complete the ‘Request an Appointment’ section on this page or call Midwest Spine & Brain Institute at 1.800.353.7720. Our spine surgeon team will work with you to determine the best treatment for your condition. If surgery is recommended for your condition, your surgeon will explain the procedure to you, along with the risks and benefits, in order for you to make an informed decision about your care.