Ulnar Nerve


#1

Anyone know more about it?
i told my therapist my arm hurted when i threw and he said it was the ulnar nerve. That it jumps and it hurts.


#2

No one?
No clue of a ulna nerve eh?


#3

what do you want to know about it?


#4

everything…when it bothers you…what can you do to help it


#5

well the ovious thing to do would be to see a doctor, but in the mean time you should definately rest it… don’t even pick up a ball for a while. also you should try to do some light running/jogging to speed up the healing process. last fall mine hurt some. i rested it until this season and haven’t felt any pain this season.
watever you do, don’t try and play through the pain. that will only make matters worse, and you don’t want to end up getting tommy john surgery.


#6

im actually battling aa badly inflammed ulna nerve…its been going on for about 6 months now. iv rested it for weeks at a time but as sonn as i start pitching again it comes right back. i went to the dr a few times and he tells me the same thing each time, that my shoulder is really tight and that is causing my ulna nerve to be inflammed in my elbow. idk if its true but after my season im gonna look into getting the ulna transport surgery.


#7

if it’s not torn then there is no point in getting surgery. the doc is probably telling you the truth…


#8

if it’s not torn then there is no point in getting surgery. the doc is probably telling you the truth…[/quote]

Not true. The transport surgery will re-set the nerve into its groove which will substantially reduce pain and swelling. However, that will only treat the symptom - the cause is improper pitching mechanics.


#9

well that id one thing im almost positive its not…which is my mechanics. i feel as if my mechanics are where they need to be. not saying they are perfect, but 3 yrs ago i attended a tom house pitching camp and he worked with me. the dr said it was tightness in my shoulder but idk. i hve a dr’s appt 2mro to see if surgery is next or not


#10

if it’s not torn then there is no point in getting surgery. the doc is probably telling you the truth…[/quote]

Not true. The transport surgery will re-set the nerve into its groove which will substantially reduce pain and swelling. However, that will only treat the symptom - the cause is improper pitching mechanics.[/quote]
whats the point of getting a surgery that always carries a risk of getting seriously injured when you could just rest and be good as new after a while


#11

I had the surgery done, its not always about bad pitching mechanics either. Its a repetitive motion injury. Also, whoever said something about the ulnar nerve tearing and waiting till surgery then…I really hope you were thinking the Ulnar Collateral Ligament, (UCL), and not the nerve. If the nerve tears you lose the use of your arm.

My suggestion, go see an orthopedic surgeon, a good one, and follow his advice. Surgery was necessary for me, I hope its not for you… but its possible.


#12

Had ulnar transposition in sep of 2008. sharp pain shooting down the inside of the forearm to the pinky ring fingers. pinky ring fingers going numb or tingling. pain at the bottom of elbow “ulnar groove” Surgery worked like a charm… pain free . anything else you want to know let me know. kinda have experience with arm injuries . 1 nerve 2 tj’s. feel free.


#13

I would suggest that if your doctor tells you that the nerve and your elbow isn’t damaged and you are going to throw, search the internet on how to stretch and prepare the ulnar nerve for throwing prior to throwing. There are lots of exercises to do to make things more flexable and prepare your arm better than you are.

Also think about your after game ritual, running, icing, more stretching if needed.