Causes of elbow pain and tingling fingers
Any kind of injury, or the compression of the neck nerve roots can cause cervical radiculopathy. Nerve roots stretch themselves from spinal column to the arm and they are sending electrical signals to the arm and the elbow muscles, which make movements of the arm. Elbow pain and sensation of tingling fingers can be due to the fact that bone spurs of herniated intervertebral disc had compressed cervical spine nerve roots. Another symptom of cervical radiculopathy is weakness of the muscles and numbness. One more cause of the uncomfortable sensation of tingling fingers and elbow pain is thoracic outlet syndrome. Women are more prone to suffer from the this condition than men, and it usually affects people between 20 and 50 years old. Some studies have shown that thoracic outlet syndrome is caused when certain nerve fibers called brachial plexus are compressed. It can be also caused by blood vessels that are situated beneath the clavicle, since they go through the narrow outlet stretching themselves from the neck to the armpit and arm. There are three types of thoracic outlet syndrome: non-specific thoracic outlet syndrome, vascular thoracic outlet syndrome and neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. They all have their own sets of symptoms.
Another cause of the tingling fingers and elbow pain is causes by ulnar nerve entrapment. Ulnar nerve is the nerve that controls the sensation in the half of the ring finger and the little finger, but it also controls lots of small muscles of the hand. The act of compressing the ulnar nerve causes the ulnar nerve entrapment, which leads to elbow pain and tingling sensation in fingers. Ulnar nerve can be entrapped at many locations on the arm, but the most common place is behind the elbow, which is indicated by the symptoms of tingling sensation in the little finger and ring finger or pins and needles.
If you suffer from tingling fingers and elbow pain, you should pay attention to the symptoms and visit a doctor. Doing various tests can help you establish the right path towards the successful treatment.