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Re: ADVICE PLEASE!
Sep 15, 2003
lyndsay, that's how mine started. I would wake up with some numbness in those fingers that would stop as soon as I got up. Then, as it progressed, I began feeling it during the day. I tend to lean on my elbows a lot. If I'm like that for a while or if I'm talking a long time on the phone, it comes back. Anything I do now with my elbow bent more than half way causes this. That's because bending the elbow more than half way puts pressure on the ulnar nerve. So your symptoms just may be the early stages of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Try getting an extra pillow. Lay on your side. Put the pillow between your arms. Keep your arms as straight as you are comfortable with. This has helped to aliviate some of my symptoms. It's difficult to keep your arms that way while you're sleeping. But the more you can, the better off you'll be. I noticed a difference the first night I tried that. It doesn't cure it. But it helps to slow down the progression. Try it and keep me posted on how it works for you.
Barb
Re: ADVICE PLEASE!
Sep 15, 2003
lyndsay, that's how mine started. I would wake up with some numbness in those fingers that would stop as soon as I got up. Then, as it progressed, I began feeling it during the day. I tend to lean on my elbows a lot. If I'm like that for a while or if I'm talking a long time on the phone, it comes back. Anything I do now with my elbow bent more than half way causes this. That's because bending the elbow more than half way puts pressure on the ulnar nerve. So your symptoms just may be the early stages of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Try getting an extra pillow. Lay on your side. Put the pillow between your arms. Keep your arms as straight as you are comfortable with. This has helped to aliviate some of my symptoms. It's difficult to keep your arms that way while you're sleeping. But the more you can, the better off you'll be. I noticed a difference the first night I tried that. It doesn't cure it. But it helps to slow down the progression. Try it and keep me posted on how it works for you.
Barb

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