Cubital tunnel syndrome

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What is cubital tunnel syndrome?

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. When the pressure on the nerve becomes great enough to disturb the way the nerve works, then numbness, tingling, and pain may be felt in the elbow, forearm, hand, and/or fingers.

Common symptoms reported by people with cubital 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 cubital tunnel syndrome

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

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
5
Tried for
cubital tunnel syndrome (4) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) cubital tunnel syndrome (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Hand splint)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
cubital tunnel syndrome (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
cubital tunnel syndrome (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)

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

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

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for cubital tunnel syndrome (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blisters increased pain 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
cubital tunnel syndrome (4) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) cubital tunnel syndrome (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Hand splint)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cubital tunnel syndrome (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic headache disorder dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for cubital tunnel syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cubital tunnel syndrome (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth excessive thirst (polydipsia) 6 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 20
40s 34
50s 34
60s 18
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 20
Female 96

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 80
Not Diagnosed 8

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