Minnesota Ulnar Nerve Injury Attorney

Extending from the shoulder to the wrist, the ulnar nerve sits closest to the surface of the length of the arm where it crosses the elbow.  When the ulnar nerve compresses and passes through the narrow cubital tunnel, it is called entrapment.  Neurological symptoms in the forearm and hand occur when the ulnar nerve gets compressed or damaged.  Some symptoms include:

  • loss of muscle strength in hand
  • tingle or burning sensation in 4th or 5th digits
  • pain in hand and/or fingers
  • numbness in hand

An dislocated elbow or fracture can cause an ulnar nerve injury, commonly seen in car accident or slip and fall accident victims.  Diagnosis of an ulnar nerve fracture can be done with an electromyogram (EMG), blood tests, x-rays, nerve conduction tests or imaging scans.

Treatment of Ulnar Nerve Injury

Treatment of an ulnar nerve injury is required for 6 to 12 weeks and includes:

  • physical therapy
  • prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication
  • use of elbow pad or supportive splint
  • corticosteroid injection to reduce swelling and nerve pressure

Surgery will be required if the patient experiences increased muscle weakness, progressive palsy or clawing of 4th and 5th digits to avoid permanently losing motor skills or nerve function.

Injury to the ulnar nerve can be painful and severe, so it is important to seek legal advice if you are suffering from this injury due to another person’s negligent behavior.  Tarish Cody PLC have assisted clients in recovering compensation to pay their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering and we can assist you as well.  Contact one of our personal injury attorneys today on 612-808-8999(or fill out the free Case Evaluation Formto learn more about how we can help.

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