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The "funny bone" is a nerve (ulnar nerve) that runs down the
back of the elbow. When the highly sensitive ulnar nerve is bumped, a person
feels pain and a tingly, prickly feeling.
Although intense, the
pain and tingling are brief, normal sensations and generally will go away on
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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