Cubital tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder in the elbow and upper arm that causes pain, tingling, hand weakness and often a loss of feeling in the ring and little fingers. There is compression or stretching of the ulnar nerve at the elbow and in the forearm by muscles or ligaments. The ulnar nerve has little tissue protecting it at the elbow, which increases the risk of bruising if it receives a direct blow.
The Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your injury that will include stretching exercises and nerve glides to improve the flexibility and mobility of the soft tissue structures at elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. We will include strengthening exercises to improve strength in the elbow, wrist and hand, and in some cases the trunk and postural muscles. Manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching will help break down scar tissue and muscular restrictions. If necessary, your PT may elect to use modalities such as heat and/or ice to help reduce pain and ready the body for exercise.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!