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What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (ulnar neuropathy) is a condition that is caused by compression to the ulnar nerve often by connective tissue or bone. The ulnar nerve, one of the three main nerves in the arm, passes just under the skin’s surface close to the elbow or “funny bone”.

Any intense physical activity which adds pressure to this nerve can cause CTS as can an abnormal bone growth in the elbow region.

Who Is Prone to CTS?

Anyone who participates in activities that require continuous periods of elbow flexion e.g from holding the telephone, especially when leaning against a hard surface, are more susceptible to this condition.

Baseball pitchers who repeatedly perform a twisting motion when throwing the ball have an increased risk of contracting CTS as this can damage the elbow ligaments over time.

Obesity coupled with gripping something in a constant position whilst doing a repetitive action are considered major risk factors too.

Someone who sleeps with their arm bent under their pillow may be susceptible to CTS. For some, when the elbow is bent, the nerve shifts outwards from behind the medial epicondyle. If this happens repeatedly over time, it may cause irritation to the nerve.

In some cases, CTS can also be caused by a direct blow to the ulnar nerve.

CTS is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome, and there are well established protocols for treatment that include trigger point therapy, stretching, and exercise.

If you have CTS, do not ignore it as it will become progressively worse and can lead to temporary or permanent disability, or require surgical intervention. Use the NAT guide either at home or with a therapist. You will require 15 minutes daily, over a period of 4-6 weeks to complete treatment.

NAT® - Treatment Program for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

You should download this guide if you have been diagnosed with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The guide will empower you to treat the condition by yourself, or to gain sufficient understanding to work effectively with your therapist, by playing your part in the treatment and healing process.

Every NAT® program is based on our experience of more than 20 years treating elite athletes and performance artists. You also have the comfort of knowing that NAT® techniques are used by more than 10,000 therapists worldwide, and our self-help programs have been used by 100,000's of patients since 1997.

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