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Is Ulnar Nerve Compression Causing Weakness In Ring Finger Serious?

hi, I m a guy, 24..... ....i m diagonosed with ulnar nerve compression causing weakness in my ring finger......i was wondering if this will go away with the vitamin tablets (mec gla) and NSAID s (etody 90) that i m taking along with care to see that i dont apply pressure on the elbow region or is it a reccuring disease?........I spend a lot of time -close to 4 hours a day playing guitar so i was wondering if that might aggravate the problem due to the bent elbow position.......Thanks a lot
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

Ulnar nerve compression and median nerve compression in common in guitarist and violin players. I shall advise you to have a nerve conduction velocity study. As early abnormal results can be improved with intervention like:
- Decreasing hours of use on guitar
- Using night splints to rest your hand
- Using supplements

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mukesh Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Is Ulnar Nerve Compression Causing Weakness In Ring Finger Serious?

Hello, Ulnar nerve compression and median nerve compression in common in guitarist and violin players. I shall advise you to have a nerve conduction velocity study. As early abnormal results can be improved with intervention like: - Decreasing hours of use on guitar - Using night splints to rest your hand - Using supplements Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mukesh Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon