Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects the ulnar nerve as it passes through the cubital tunnel, a narrow passage on the inside of the elbow. The condition can cause numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers, and can be exacerbated by repetitive elbow flexion or prolonged pressure on the nerve. At The Nerve Institute, led by Dr. Mytien Goldberg, a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in nerve reconstruction, we specialize in the diagnosis and cubital tunnel treatment in Los Angeles.
Cubital Tunnel Treatment
The Ulnar Nerve: Understanding the Nerve Anatomy
The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in the arm and is responsible for providing sensation to the little finger and part of the ring finger, as well as controlling several small muscles in the hand that are important for fine motor movements. The nerve originates in the neck and travels down the arm, passing through several muscles and structures before entering the cubital tunnel at the elbow. From there, it continues down the forearm and into the hand.
What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the ulnar nerve becomes compressed or irritated as it passes through the cubital tunnel, a narrow passageway on the inside of the elbow. This can result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers, particularly in the little finger and ring finger. Cubital tunnel treatment in Los Angeles may include conservative measures, such as rest, splinting, and physical therapy, or more invasive options, such as nerve decompression surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Goldberg
The Nerve Institute, led by Dr. Mytien Goldberg, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries and conditions, including cubital tunnel syndrome. Dr. Goldberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in nerve reconstruction and brachial plexus injury, and is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care to every patient. If you are experiencing symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome or other nerve-related conditions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg to discuss your options.