Ulnar nerve injury/ ulnar nerve palsy
Ulnar nerve palsy is the damage of the ulnar nerve, as this nerve runs from the shoulder to hand responsible for carrying signals between hand and brain which enable motion and feeling in hand and forearm. Thus injury to the nerve can damage this communication which limits motion and feeling in the hand and forearm.
What are the causes of ulnar nerve palsy?
- Laceration at the wrist
- Trauma at medial epicondyle of elbow
- Elbow fracture/ dislocation
- Excess pressure on nerve
- Nerve pressure due to swelling
What are the sign & symptoms of Ulnar nerve palsy?
- Hand weakness
- Loss grip strength
- Tingling or burning in hand
- Loss of sensation and coordination at fingers
Physiotherapy treatments for ulnar nerve palsy
At heal360 Physioclinic, our therapist will focus to reduce pain and strengthen the wrist, finger and forearm to prevent reoccurrence of ulnar nerve palsy.
- Pain relief modalities: Therapeutic Ultrasound therapy is used prevent buildup of soft tissue adhesion, hydrotherapy and electrical stimulation (TENS) is used to stimulate the palmaris and hypothena muscles.
- Immobilization for the first 3 weeks
- Manual therapy: Soft tissue massage to break down adhesions and reduce muscle tension and Joint mobilization for passive range of movement.
- Exercises: Strengthening of the hand by doing hand grip and dexterity exercises to strengthen and improve wrist and fingers functioning
Call our therapists now if you suspect of suffering from ulnar nerve palsy: 62244178 or SMS 96390509 or EMAIL US