What is cubital tunnel syndrome?

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome in the human body. It occurs when the compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve in a tunnel on the inside edge of the elbow (‘funny bone’ in your elbow).

Causes

– Over-stretching the nerve (frequent bending of the elbow, such as reaching, lifting or sleep with their elbow bent)

– Compression (leaning on the elbow while you sit at a desk )

– Direct trauma (hitting the ‘funny bone’)

Sign and symptoms

Mild

– Numbness and tingling on the inside of the hand and in the ring and little fingers

– Aching along the inner aspect of the forearm and elbow

Severe

– Muscle wasting of the hand

– Loss of strength in hands

– Difficulty gripping and holding on to objects

– Difficulty bending and straightening the fingers

Treatments

Ice – To decrease pain

Kinesio taping – To reduce the symptoms

Electrotherapy – For pain relief

Strengthening exercise – To improve and maintain the strength of the hand and forearm muscles

Nerve gliding exercise – To improve blood circulation of affected area by gently stretching it

Make an appointment with us to check if you have these symptoms. Our physiotherapists will perform the appropriate assessment and treatments before it becomes worse.

 

 

肘隧道症候群

什么是肘隧道症候群?

肘隧道症候群是一个很常见的周边神经病变。在手肘的内侧有一条由肌肉、韧帶、骨突包围起來的通道,是尺神经经过的地方,而这个通道指的就是肘隧道。当肘隧道受伤或是受到压迫的时候,就会发生肘隧道症候群。

原因

– 过度的牵拉尺神经(经常性的手肘弯曲像是提物品或是睡觉时用手肘当枕头)

– 对手肘的压迫(手肘靠著桌子工作或玩电脑)

– 外力撞击(对肘隧道造成直接的伤害)

症状

轻微

– 尾指和无名指有麻痹和刺痛感

– 麻痹和刺痛感延伸到手肘内侧及前臂内侧

严重

– 手部肌肉(尺神经支配的)萎缩

– 手部无力

– 握力和捏力降低

– 手指伸直和弯曲的能力受限

物理治疗

冷疗- 减低疼痛

肌贴 – 缓解症状

电疗- 降低疼痛

肌力运动 – 训练手部运动, 预防肌肉萎缩

神经松动术 – 促进血液循环以及组织复原

如果您有以上的症状,欢迎来预约咨询。我们的物理治疗师会提供你适当的建议及治療,以避免情况进一步恶化!

 

Reference

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2599973/