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What are the causes of ulnar tunnel syndrome?

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The most common cause is a noncancerous growth called a ganglion cyst. But you can get it if you twist the joint a lot or do any type of motion with it over and over. It can also result from working with your hand bent down and out. Bicyclists and weight lifters sometimes get it due to constant grip pressure. Other causes include wrist injuries and arthritis. A broken hamate bone in your wrist can also bring it on.

From: What Is Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Brachial Plexus Injury.”

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: “Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome),” “Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet.”

The Hand and Wrist Institute: “Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Ulnar Nerve Entrapment.”

Basil Besh, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Freemont, CA.

New York University Langone Medical Center: “Preventing Ulnar Nerve Compression.”

American Society of Hand Therapists: “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.”

Houston Methodist: “Guyon’s Canal Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 07, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Brachial Plexus Injury.”

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: “Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome),” “Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet.”

The Hand and Wrist Institute: “Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Ulnar Nerve Entrapment.”

Basil Besh, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Freemont, CA.

New York University Langone Medical Center: “Preventing Ulnar Nerve Compression.”

American Society of Hand Therapists: “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.”

Houston Methodist: “Guyon’s Canal Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 07, 2019

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