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Hi Everyone,

I have Ulnar nerve problems. It started over a year ago and its not really gone away. Here is what i have had done and if anyone has any kind of similar story please contact me if you have any advice:

1: Left arm ulnar entrapment at elbow. Had an operation called an epicondelectomy (they remove the end of your funny bone). Weeks later I had the same problems.
2: Left arm sub muscular ulnar nerve transposition. symptoms came back.
3: Right arm sub muscular transposition. No more symptoms.
4: While the above op was being performed my surgeon noticed that i had snapping triceps so part of my right tricep was removed. It hurt but now its fine.
5: Right hand carpal tunnel surgery.

I am due to go back and see my surgeon. I am going to have part of my left tricep muscle removed in the hope that it will stop my left elbow pain. But then there is another problem. The symptoms I have (tingling 4th and 5th fingers, burning hand, wrist pain, etc) are different in my left arm now. Though i still have elbow pain my fingers go numb specifically when using my hand doing the following things: opening bottles and jars, typing, driving, holding onto handles etc. Can your ulnar nerve compress in your wrist too and could I actually be THAT unlucky? I trust my surgeon completely and he's great but I just feel like this is excessive now!
[QUOTE=craigsg;3012895]Hi Everyone,

I have Ulnar nerve problems. It started over a year ago and its not really gone away. Here is what i have had done and if anyone has any kind of similar story please contact me if you have any advice:

1: Left arm ulnar entrapment at elbow. Had an operation called an epicondelectomy (they remove the end of your funny bone). Weeks later I had the same problems.
2: Left arm sub muscular ulnar nerve transposition. symptoms came back.
3: Right arm sub muscular transposition. No more symptoms.
4: While the above op was being performed my surgeon noticed that i had snapping triceps so part of my right tricep was removed. It hurt but now its fine.
5: Right hand carpal tunnel surgery.

I am due to go back and see my surgeon. I am going to have part of my left tricep muscle removed in the hope that it will stop my left elbow pain. But then there is another problem. The symptoms I have (tingling 4th and 5th fingers, burning hand, wrist pain, etc) are different in my left arm now. Though i still have elbow pain my fingers go numb specifically when using my hand doing the following things: opening bottles and jars, typing, driving, holding onto handles etc. Can your ulnar nerve compress in your wrist too and could I actually be THAT unlucky? I trust my surgeon completely and he's great but I just feel like this is excessive now![/QUOTE]


I'll say it's excessive! I know you posted a long time ago and I hope you have had some resolution to your problems. I experienced all the symptoms you describe doing the same activities and had the ulnar nerve transposition 3 and 1/2 mos. ago. I have improved alot but it is SO slow. The numbness/ pain is really subsiding as time goes on but my range at the elbow was a problem. I saw a chiropractor and he discovered a problem in my neck which could have been the problem of nerve entrapment from the very beginning. I wonder now if I had gone that route first if the surgery would have been necessary at all. Food for thought. Healing thoughts to you. PS yes the nerve can entrap anywhere from your spine (C vertebrae) right to the wrist. My chiropractor is now working on my neck right down to the wrist and the results are great.





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