Ulnar nerve entrapment

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The ulnar nerve is an important peripheral nerve of the upper limb, which starts from the brachial plexus and, passing through the arm, reaches the hand. The ulnar nerve controls some of the forearm and hand muscles and determines the skin sensitivity of the little and the ring finger.

The ulnar nerve can be injured, entrapped and compressed, which can compromise its correct functioning.

In this pathological context, early diagnosis is essential, otherwise the only solution remains surgery. Nervenia proposes a highly specific and effective treatment for the problem of entrapment of the ulnar nerve, also due to the fact that it was precisely from a thesis on the ulnar nerve that the idea that led to the creation of deep nerve stimulation and of Nervenia was born.


The entrapment of the ulnar nerve derives from a degeneration due to fatigue, excessive use or old traumas of the passage of the ulnar nerve in the elbow, exactly in an internal passage called an olecranon sulcus, formed by a hollow bordering the articulation between the humerus and ulna. Often in this articulation bony spikes are formed, called osteophytes, and other adherent forms that bridle the nerve irritating it and making the transmission of nerve signals difficult.


The true entrapment of the ulnar nerve occurs in the elbow, and if not corrected in time leads to a  surgical treatment, since it creates a progressive degeneration of the ulnar nerve which, starting from paresthesia and tingling at the last two fingers of the hand, evolves with a motor embarrassment in the fine movements of the hand to lead to a paralysis of hand movements. In short, it can lead to a picture of functional impotence that affects the flexor muscles of the wrist and the muscles of the hypotenar eminence of the hand that command the movements of the ring and little fingers. It all starts with shocks  starting from the elbow to reach the ring finger and little finger.

The sensitization of the ulnar nerve often affects those who use the mouse for a long time: keeping the forearm against the table for a long time irritates the ulnar nerve. 

Nervenia treatment

Diagnosed early, ulnar nerve entrapment can be treated with excellent results. Normal nerve mobility must be restored through manual, instrumental therapy and deep nerve stimulation, a particular type of treatment proposed by Nervenia. This approach is essential in the early stages of entrapment of the ulnar nerve and can also be useful surgery to reduce symptoms. In the case of early diagnosis the method of Nervenia can avoid intervention.

Even after the operation, to speed up the recovery of ulnar nerve function and to avoid relapses as much as possible, it is essential to contact Nervenia. 

Instead, it is easier to treat sensitization of the ulnar nerve in the forearm that results from prolonged nerve compression, as in the case of computer workers.

The preventive advice is to vary the positions of the arm and hand frequently during the use of the terminal to avoid fatigue and irritation. But when this problem occurs, the neuromodulation approach of Nervenia is indicated to restore correct nerve function and avoid pain, tingling and worsening of the clinical picture.