Wow, ZM, I never thought I'd see a post about Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, which I suffer from! I have seriously broken my arm/wrist twice. Once a compound fracture to the ulna and radius and then again to the wrist and thumb. The doctor believes my nerve was damaged/enlarged due to those "traumas".
When it first reared its head, it was a pain that was almost debilitating. I can feel my nerve slide in and out of place, and the numbness in the hand and fingers was insane. I've learned to deal with the pain and have found things I can do to alleviate the numbness when it does occur. I've been told the only real way to eliminate it 100% is surgery, otherwise it is pain management to take care of it.
For those who think we're just old cranky assholes, my symptoms showed up in my early 20s and I am only 31 now. It's a real pain the