Ulnar Nerve Compression

What is it?

Ulnar nerve compression across the wrist. Also referred to as handlebar palsy (riding bike and leaning on handlebars for prolonged time)

What are the causes?

  • Prolonged pressure hypothenar eminence
  • Ganglion
  • Fracture in hand (hamate)
  • Ulnar artery thrombosis (blockage) or aneurysm

What are the symptoms?

  • Numbness and tingling in 5th finger

Ulnar Nerve Compression across the Wrist