What is Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?
The ulnar nerve helps bend and straighten the pinky and ring fingers so a person can grasp items while also delivering sensory information to the brain. When the nerve becomes compressed ( a pinched nerve), it can lead to inflammation and cause nerve pain or damage (neuropathy).
Ulnar nerve entrapment is the most common type of ulnar nerve problem, which occurs when something places pressure on the ulnar nerve in the elbow or wrist. This condition is a type of nerve compression syndrome, as described by “nerve entrapment” and ulnar designating where the nerve compression is.