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How can trapped nerves lead to elbow pain?

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You might know of carpal tunnel syndrome, where a nerve that passes through your wrist gets squeezed and causes some wrist and arm issues. Elbows can have similar problems. With cubital tunnel syndrome, your ulnar nerve gets squeezed as it runs along the inside of your elbow and goes through tissue called the cubital tunnel. You may feel burning or numbness in your hand, arm, and fingers. Likewise, radial tunnel syndrome involves the radial nerve as it goes through the radial tunnel near the outside of your elbow. You may have burning or numbness on your outside forearm and elbow.

From: Why Does My Elbow Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Understanding Elbow Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dislocated Elbow,” “Bursitis, “Tendinitis,” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” “Stress Fractures,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Osteochondritis Dissecans.”

National Health Service (U.K.): Arm or Elbow Pain.”

Ortho Info: “Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Understanding Elbow Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dislocated Elbow,” “Bursitis, “Tendinitis,” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” “Stress Fractures,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Osteochondritis Dissecans.”

National Health Service (U.K.): Arm or Elbow Pain.”

Ortho Info: “Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

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