Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
This is a common condition: patients usually report episodic tingling or numbness in the small and ring fingers. The resting posture of the hand can change, due to a loss of strength and tone in the small muscles within the hand.
The condition is caused by interference with the normal working of the ulnar nerve (which supplies sensation to the skin of the small finger, and half of the ring finger, and motor nerve supply to the muscles within the hand.). The most common cause is compression or stretching of the ulnar nerve as it passes behind the inner aspect of the elbow. The nerve runs in a tunnel referred to as the cubital tunnel. With elbow flexion the nerve is stretched and the dimensions of the tunnel change.