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Ulnar nerve subluxation

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

  1. Cain

    Cain New Member

    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,
  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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