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What is Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome?

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What is Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome?

Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve is compressed.

The ulnar nerve runs from the neck into the hand, it is one of the three main nerves that provide feeling and function to the hand.

You have almost certainly experienced pain related to the ulnar nerve - it's the nerve affected when you hurt your 'funny bone' in the elbow.

It is usually caused by a soft tissue tumor, most commonly a ganglion cyst.

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Ask Trevor CHT: Why are my fingers numb?

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Ask Trevor CHT: Why are my fingers numb?

Jenny asks:

"I have been experiencing pain and numbness in my little and ring fingers. It's even causing me to wake up during the night. They are hard to move and my hand looks sunken on that side. What is causing this?"

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