Ulnar Neuropathy

Ulnar Neuropathy

Ulnar Neruopathy Specialist in Houston, TX

The highly trained hand and wrist specialists at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas are your dedicated ulnar neuropathy specialists, offering comprehensive ulnar neuropathy treatment. Call (713) 322-0054 to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Houston, Baytown, or Katy, Texas.

Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas

What is Ulnar Neuropathy?

Ulnar neuropathy, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition characterized by sensory and muscle atrophy resulting from the compression or entrapment of the ulnar nerve. This nerve extends from the neck through the elbow and into the hand, playing a crucial role in hand function. Our ulnar neuropathy specialists in Houston are here to help you identify ulnar neuropathy symptoms early on and guide you towards the most effective ulnar neuropathy treatment to prevent irreversible damage.


Ulnar Neuropathy TreatmentUnderstanding the causes of ulnar neuropathy is vital in determining the right ulnar neuropathy treatment. The condition can stem from various factors including extensive keyboard use, cycling, or even a blow to the elbow region. Our specialists are equipped to identify the root cause, paving the way for targeted ulnar neuropathy treatments that address the underlying issues and not just the symptoms.

Sign & Symptoms

Identifying ulnar neuropathy symptoms early can facilitate a quicker recovery. Symptoms include pain in the forearm, hand weakness, and numbness in specific fingers. If you notice any of these ulnar neuropathy symptoms, it’s time to consult an ulnar neuropathy specialist for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis involves a physical examination and discussing your medical history. Tests such as electromyography (EMG) or a nerve conduction study (NCS) may be conducted to assess the extent of nerve and muscle affection.

Non-surgical treatments:

  • Rest and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Occupational therapy
  • Steroid injections (in rare cases)

Surgical Treatments:

  • “No Stitch” endoscopic cubital tunnel release
  • Open technique involving a larger incision and possible nerve relocation
    Our ulnar neuropathy specialists in Houston are equipped to offer a range of treatments, ensuring you receive the care that is most suited to your condition.


Recovery from ulnar neuropathy treatment is a gradual process, with the duration depending on the treatment availed. Non-surgical ulnar neuropathy treatment focuses on rest and reducing stressful movements, while recovery from an ulnar neuropathy surgery might involve a more detailed post-surgery care regimen including physical therapy. Our specialists guide you at every step, ensuring a smooth recovery process.


The Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offers diagnosis and treatment for hand, wrist, and elbow problems in Houston, using the most advanced and minimally invasive medical techniques. Our orthopedic hand specialists and hand and finger surgeons are waiting to provide you with excellent care at one of our hand care centers in River Oaks, Webster, North Houston, Katy/Sugarland, or Baytown

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