Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by jackarabit » January 1st, 2022, 2:13 pm

No joke but don’t choke! Thinking you've been thru worse and will get back up on the horse.

I googled up <ampire> because of your forum handle. A guitar synth. Do you have one?
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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by ampire » January 1st, 2022, 6:24 pm

jackarabit wrote:
January 1st, 2022, 2:13 pm
No joke but don’t choke! Thinking you've been thru worse and will get back up on the horse.

I googled up <ampire> because of your forum handle. A guitar synth. Do you have one?
Nope, I just picked the name arbitrarily. I appreciate your feedback on this. It has been hard to find any rowing specific information about ulnar nerve transposition. I have been having the usual week out from surgery jitters, especially as paradoxically, it hasn't been as bad as it was a month back. It is likely doing better now because I am in a space between semesters and not doing hours of note taking and calculations that I was. In about three weeks I will be back at it for spring semester. Hopefully my right arm is functioning enough for that by then.
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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by ampire » January 7th, 2022, 8:21 am

I had the surgery on my right arm yesterday, things are going well today. It is already less painful then when it was at its worst.
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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by jackarabit » January 8th, 2022, 2:36 am

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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by Timerower » January 11th, 2022, 12:18 am

ampire wrote:
January 7th, 2022, 8:21 am
I had the surgery on my right arm yesterday, things are going well today. It is already less painful then when it was at its worst.
Please keep us updated. I have a similar but less severe injury on dominant left-side elbow, with pain from shoulder to hand, fading in and out.

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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by AncientMariner » January 13th, 2022, 9:41 pm

Ampire, sorry to hear about your nerve issues, but glad things are getting better post op. I was wondering if you might think back and let me know when you first noticed warning signs in your elbow/arm what the first symptoms were and how the symptoms progressed. I have been feeling very slight/mild soreness in my elbows after long rows, and don't want to overlook any potential early warning signs to make corrections. Thanks for sharing, and I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by ampire » January 17th, 2022, 2:21 pm

Arm is still going great, incision site is sore but the nerve issues are gone and my right arm feels looser and less spasmed. Great improvement. I can tell the contrast between my left arm which needs the surgery but has not had it yet, and my now post operative right arm.

It first started maybe 4 years ago, I had pain in my elbow similar to golf elbow when doing barbell curl and cable low rows, it would come and go. I remember it was really potent a year ago after using a screw driver, I installed a stair railing into studs and the last couple turns of the screw driver was excruciating. With rowing, it wasn't too bad at first but then it started lingering post workout. I was waking up in the morning with numb fingers and extreme pain in my elbows. Then it started affecting my ability to do just about anything, drive a car, cook food, shave my face, sleep at night.
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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by jackarabit » January 19th, 2022, 12:09 am

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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by ampire » January 22nd, 2022, 10:17 am

So I am now at two weeks, I got the bandage off. The pain is low, my strength in doing household work is decent, I have noticed I lost a good bit of range of motion in flexion of upper arm (example would be a bicep curl motion), It is quite difficult to bring my right palm towards my right shoulder. I am going to work at getting the range of motion back in the arm over the course of this week.
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Re: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment / Cubital Tunnel

Post by JaapvanE » January 22nd, 2022, 11:22 am

My advice is to take it slow on your recovery: doing too much too quickly often does more harm than good. Don't get lured into the trap that you used to be able to lift certain weights or row a certain time, it takes ages to get back to that point, and it will take longer if you rush. I had to learn that the hard way when recovering from minor surgery a couple of years ago.

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