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Ulnar nerve subluxation

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Cain, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Cain

    Cain Newcomer

    Hi everyone,

    Over the last few years I've expierenced many TMS symptoms including:
    - plantar fasciitis
    - knee tendonitis
    - low back pain
    - upper back/ neck pain
    - tennis elbow
    - forearm pain
    - wrist pain
    - skin conditions
    - irritated bowels

    After reading one of Dr. Sarno's books and the Pain Recovery Program by Alan Gordon I've managed to reduce all of these symptoms to the point where I don't worry about them anymore. But the symptoms are not completly gone and I'm more aware of my anxiety right now.

    When I started to lift weights again I noticed a nasty popping on the inside of the right elbow. An echo showed that this is the ulnar nerve snapping over de medial epicondyle (also known as ulnar nerve subluxation). A few years ago, before my TMS symptoms started, I could lift weights without any elbow problems. Now this ulnar nerve snapping is causing me some irritation in the arm.

    It is hard for me to believe that I developped a structural issue by doing nothing.
    But this symptom is also hard for me to accept as a TMS symptom because of the structural nature of the issue. I feel like I should not ignore possible nerve damage on the long run due to this.

    My question is whether ulnar nerve subluxation could be:
    - a TMS symptom
    - something not to worry about
    - a structural issue that needs medical attention

    Your help is greatly appreciated,
    Cain
     
  2. sam908

    sam908 Peer Supporter

    I had the same condition diagnosed about 20 years ago and had ulnar nerve transposition surgery at the left elbow. On reflection, knowing what I know now, I believe it was TMS and that my surgery was unnecessary. By the way, even after the surgery, I can still feel the nerve popping and snapping (painlessly), especially when performing cable triceps pushdowns.
     

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