What is the role of vitamin B-6 in the treatment of ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Oral vitamin B-6 supplements may be helpful for mild symptoms. This treatment should be carried out for 6-12 weeks, depending on patient response.

Occupational therapy and work hardening programs are also beneficial. Therapists may use and design splints to restrict the range of joint motion and cushions to ameliorate the effects of pressure. [149] They may also use nerve gliding, sliding, or tensioning exercises aimed at promoting smoother movement of the nerve within the cubital tunnel and reducing adhesions and other causes of physical nerve compression. [150]


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