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What can cause ongoing tingling in the funny bone?

The "funny bone" feeling is caused by some irritation to the ulnar nerve in the elbow. This irritation may be caused by inflammation in the soft tissues around the elbow joint, irregularities in the tunnel through which the ulnar nerve passes, or the movement of the nerve when it's out of place. Whatever the cause may be, you should see a physician if the tingling sensation does not subside.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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