Ulnar nerve compression is a condition characterized by pressure on the ulnar nerve due to a direct impact to the inner aspect of the elbow.
Characteristics of compressed ulnar nerve:
Cause: Damage to ulnar nerve or surrounding tissue due to trauma or other injury or in rare instances a tumor.
Symptoms: Pain at the back or inner aspect of the elbow and forearm associated with inflammation and swelling along with a permanent sensation of numbness or tingling and loss of function in the muscles of the hand and medial 1 and a half finger.
Treatment: Open / Arthroscopic ulnar nerve decompression is the most successful treatment method to release the compression and decompress the ulnar nerve.