Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ulnar Nerve Palsy Underlying Cause

Ulnar neuritis is usually caused by activities that place constant pressure against the ulnar nerve at the elbow or wrist. Ulnar neuritis may also be caused by repetitive motion at the elbow or wrist.

Ulnar neuritis may be triggered by:

  • Sports activities:
    • Biking
    • Weight lifting
    • Throwing
  • Occupational tasks

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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