Skeletal System

In the human body is there really a bone named funny bone?

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2009-11-24 20:25:48

No there is no such bone. There is a nerve that when it is hit

in the right place 'feels like a funny bone, but it it is not

actually a bone at all. Running down the inside part of your elbow

is a nerve called the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lets your brain

know about feelings in your fourth and fifth fingers. It's also one

of the nerves that controls some movement of your hand.

You get that 'funny feeling' when the ulnar nerve is bumped against

the humerus, the long bone that starts at your elbow and goes up to

your shoulder. Tapping your funny bone doesn't do any damage to

your elbow, arm, or ulnar nerve. But it sure feels strange!

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