What Causes Ulnar Neuropathy
Ulnar neuropathy, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve entrapment, is a medical condition caused by compression of the ulnar nerve. This is usually found at the elbow but can occur at any point along its path. The ulnar nerve controls movement and sensation in your hand and carries signals to your shoulder and neck muscles.
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What Causes Ulnar Neuropathy To Occur?
Ulnar neuropathy is a type of nerve damage usually caused by compression or entrapment of the ulnar nerve. This can occur due to a pressure buildup or direct nerve injury. It can happen due to constant and repetitive movements that compress the arm against a hard surface, such as sitting with your arms on an armrest for long periods. Positioning the wrist in certain sports or hobbies, such as golf, also increases the risk of nerve compression. Other common causes include diabetes, tumors, traumatic injuries, and heavy drinking.
Common Side Effects of Ulnar Neuropathy
Common side effects of ulnar neuropathy include:
- Instability in the ring and little fingers
- Pain and discomfort may be felt in the fingertips or from the elbow down to the wrist.
- Decreased grip strength
- Elbow pain
- Muscle weakness in your forearm and hand.
Can Vaccines Cause Ulnar Neuropathy?
There is no definitive vaccine that causes ulnar neuropathy. However, it has been speculated that receiving multiple shots in the same area of the body over time may increase a person's chances of developing this condition.
Vaccines that contain aluminum, such as diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) and hepatitis B (HepB), are known to be risk factors for ulnar neuropathy due to their interactions with nerve cells. Other high-risk vaccines include human papillomavirus (HPV), some flu shots, and the Shingles vaccine.
Diagnosing and Treating Ulnar Neuropathy
Diagnosing and treating ulnar neuropathy typically begins with a physical examination by a doctor. During the exam, the doctor may test reflexes, sensation, muscle strength, and other signs of nerve damage. Imaging tests like X-rays or ultrasounds can identify any compressed nerves in the area.
Treatment for ulnar neuropathy typically involves rest and compression dressings to reduce pressure on the nerve. Medications or surgery are sometimes recommended to relieve pain or restore nerve function.
How We Can Help With Your Ulnar Neuropathy Claim
Injuries from vaccines can change your life, and you may be qualified to receive financial compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
After lawsuits against vaccine companies and healthcare providers in the 1980s threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates and cause a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the VICP was created.
At My Vaccine Lawyers, our team can help you file a claim and guide you through the entire process with the VICP if you have suffered from vaccine-related injuries.
What Can You Expect From Our Team of Ulnar Neuropathy Attorneys
Our firm will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We understand what you are going through and will work to get the compensation you need and deserve. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be complex, difficult, and contentious. Our attorneys have experience with the medical, legal, and factual issues involved in these cases and are prepared to resolve any disputes that may arise during the process.
Some of the benefits of working with our team include the following:
Free Case Evaluation: We will review your case and let you know if you are eligible for compensation
No Costs: You do not pay attorneys fees or costs to file a case in the vaccine program
Experienced & Skilled Representation: Our team has years of experience fighting for the rights of injured patients
If you or a loved one has been affected by a vaccine injury, don't wait to get help. We strongly recommend that injured parties hire a vaccine injury lawyer and do not attempt to represent themselves in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to fight for you.
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- Melissa Heffley, SIRVA Client