Ulnar tunnel syndrome

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What is ulnar tunnel syndrome?

Ulnar tunnel syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the little finger and along the outside of the ring finger.The ulnar nerve runs down the inside of the forearm to the heel of the hand close to the skin. Pressure to the forearm or wrist can cause weakness and numbness.

Common symptoms reported by people with ulnar tunnel syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ulnar tunnel syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Subutex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with ulnar tunnel syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ulnar tunnel syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargy
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising decreased appetite 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Subutex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleeplessness unrefreshing or poor sleep
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches skin rash 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ulnar tunnel syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ulnar tunnel syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 11
40s 34
50s 16
60s 14
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 63

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 50
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from ulnar tunnel syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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