Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment:
The first step in cubital tunnel syndrome treatment is anti-inflammatory medication and an elbow splint. Elbow splints are usually worn at night, using elbow pads for “elbow resters.” Normal activities may also need to be adjusted if repetitive elbow movement worsens symptoms. Typically, patients will experience a significant decrease in symptoms with these non-surgical treatment options.
However, for patients with severe or worsening symptoms, surgery may be needed. Ulnar decompression involves making a small incision in the elbow and making small cut in the ligament. This outpatient procedure relieves pressure on the ulnar nerve.
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