my brother-in-law had the same symptoms..so the Dr. suggested ulnar nerve
(elbow area)surgery and
it was the worse decision..its gotten WORSE, didnt help, now he cannot use his arm or hand at all.....dont do it..if you can live with the pain, ice it and whatever you have to do.
He is worse now than before, he cannot even use his hand, he is numb, it gets hot and cold, it tingles..it swells from time to time..he had no strength in his arm whatsoever!
and the Doctor does not know why??..