Ulnar tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the
wrist. This nerve is found on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist.
Overuse or repetitive use of your hands or wrist may cause swelling or
thickening of the tissues close to the ulnar nerve. Swelling from a ganglion
can also affect the ulnar nerve. Bicycle riders may develop ulnar tunnel
syndrome from holding on to the handlebars.
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Symptoms of ulnar tunnel syndrome include weakness, numbness and
tingling, and pain in the ring finger, pinkie finger, or both.
Treatment for ulnar tunnel syndrome includes:
Avoiding activities that cause the
Wearing a splint at
Taking anti-inflammatory medicines.
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October 11, 2012
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