In today’s muscle of the day we are continuing our week on nerves and nerve entrapments. As we said in other posts this week nerves can get stuck or glued to surrounding muscles in 156 different places in the body. That is a lot of places for problems to occur!
When you have a nerve entrapment it may present like the following symptoms:
Up today we have the ulnar nerve. This nerve makes quite the trek down the arm all the way into the hand. It starts up in the armpit and comes right out on top of the muscle called the subscapularis.
Over time with bad postures, too much overhead work or receptive strain and pull the nerve gets glued and stuck to the muscle.
When this happens the problem usually shows up further down the chain, usually in the hand in the pinky or up in the elbow.
Overtime if the nerve is compressed or stuck it can actually cause some permanent dysfunction further down in the hand.
Having a nerve entrapment is in fact a really big deal! Getting it properly assessed and diagnosed can help avoid bigger problems down the road and save you from having to do more invasive surgery.
So if you have numbness, aching or burning into your hand, especially the pinky finger its more than likely that you have this problem.
Get a proper assessment from a biomechanics specialist and get it fixed!