Apr 08

Cubital tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive stress injury (RSI) that can result in moderate to severe pain and numbness in the elbow and ring & little fingers. Last year I wrote the article “Programmer’s Nightmare: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome” about my pain and struggles with CTS and how it threatens my programming career.

As people started commenting on the article, a small community developed. I was impressed at how people would share their CTS tips and experiences, commiserate with each other’s pain, and genuinely care about one another.

So with the help of Tim Perez, we built cubital-tunnel.com, a site dedicated to CTS that includes an online community where people can share and discuss their cubital tunnel challenges and successes.

Please visit cubital-tunnel.com

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Article published on April 8, 2008

2 Responses to “Cubital-Tunnel.com Launched!”

  1. Brenda B Says:

    Howdy ya’ll,

    Being a pilot and in law enforcement, this numb pinky and half of ring finger along with the weakness in the overall hand (1st finger and thumb clumsiness) is NOT acceptable. I had a disk herniation at C5/6 which fusion fixed a bunch of pain in my neck, shoulders and arms (gone!!!) the hand is still a mess. I am left handed which is a plus, but since September, I lost feeling in my piggy and 1/2 of my right ring finger, then too the strength in my other fingers and thumb, plus triggering became a big problem in my job. Flying a helicopter, my right hand went numb while flying, not good.. shooting weak hand, clumsy uncontrollable, never mind typing for shift reports. I have surgery scheduled next week to move the Ulnar nerve from my elbow and hand. I am very positive that this will relieve this mess. There is NO direct connection between work and activities that has caused this, but years of shooting rifles and such leaning on my right elbow..humm…. Wish me luck!!!

  2. timm Says:

    Hi Brenda,

    Thank you for your comment. If you are interested, please visit our cubital-tunnel.com forums to share your story. There are many people there who have similar issues and may help. Good luck with your surgery!