About Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome Overview

Ulnar tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist. Symptoms present in the little and ring fingers and make it difficult to pinch and grip. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) wrist specialist’s customized treatment plan quickly reduces symptoms.

Symptoms & Causes

Ulnar tunnel syndrome symptoms include:

  • Difficulty coordinating the fingers
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

Common ulnar tunnel syndrome causes are:

  • Chronic pressure
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Trauma

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options are usually recommended first. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA wrist specialist may recommend:

  • A wrist brace or splint
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Slowing down or stopping symptom-producing activities

Surgery may be recommended if a cyst causes ulnar tunnel syndrome. A CONA wrist specialist carefully excises the cyst and symptoms are dramatically reduced.

Make an Appointment
with A Hand Specialist

Please make an appointment with a CONA wrist specialist if you experience ulnar tunnel syndrome symptoms and would like a treatment solution.

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