Ulnar Nerve Entrapment


An ulnar nerve entrapment results from an injury or inflammation of a single nerve caused by pressure from surrounding tissues such as ligaments and fascia.(Pressure from leaning on the elbow)  This may result from a Colles Fracture, gout or swelling from a ganglion. Surgery may be indicated to decompress the nerve.


  • Decreased sensation (numbness) in little and ½ ring fingers
  • Muscle weakness fingers and thumb
  • When tap over wrist, very sensitive
  • Burning pain in ring and little fingers

What to expect from therapy

A therapist will evaluate your pain, sensation, range of motion , muscle strength, and ability to perform activities of daily living. Treatment may include soft pads to protect the pressure on the elbow, recommendations to avoid pressure for daily activities, avoid excessive flexion (bending) of elbow, gentle therapeutic exercise.

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