Not So Funny Bone

I feel like im becoming a hypochondriac.  I’ve always been in tune with my body, and can tell when something  just  isnt right…maybe its cause ive spent 2 years and the last 9 months specifically knowing that something was messed up in my knee, and trying to get the attention it needed.

This past Sunday, I was riding in the car, and my arm was on the arm-rest.  I bent my arm and felt a tingle sensation in my hand.  Thinking it was odd, i stretched my arm out and did it again and the same thing happened.  Later that night, I was scratching my elbow, and felt it again.  Since then, I have spent 4 days with my hand numb.  After doing internet research I found that it is called Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, or cubital tunnel syndrome.    It is when the ulnar nerve that runs from my spine/neck down my arm, to my hand, is compressed.  It is interesting to read about.  I am not sure about the solutions, and I’m worried about potential nerve damage.  In the meantime, its aggravating, annoying and painful.

nerveentrapment

The ulnar nerve gives sensation to the little finger and to half of the ring finger on both the palm and back side of the hand.  The ulnar nerve runs behind the elbow on the inside of the arm. The upper arm bone (humerus) has a groove on the back where the nerve lies. Here the nerve can be felt as the ” funny bone. ” The ulna is the forearm bone that makes the point of the elbow when it is bent.

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3 Responses to “Not So Funny Bone”

  1. Lisa says:

    Neat diagrams for explaining this.

  2. Lisa says:

    Clever title to this post.

  3. Andy says:

    its been almost 5 weeks now and only now am I starting to see improvement

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