What’s Up Doc? What Exactly Is My Funny Bone?

You hit your elbow and it hurts.  There’s nothing funny about it, yet it’s called the funny bone.  A knock on the funny bone may cause numbness and pain along the forearm and hand.

Dr. Gregory Raab, an orthopaedic surgeon with Saint Thomas Health, a part of Ascension, says the pain doesn’t even come from the bone.