Which activity modifications are used 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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With nonoperative treatment, strengthening the elbow’s flexors and extensors both isometrically and isotonically within 0-45° of range of motion is helpful. To avoid ulnar nerve impingement in the cubital tunnel, the arc of elbow motion should be limited to an extended range. [151, 152] The patient should be advised to decrease repetitive activities that may exacerbate symptoms. The ulnar nerve should be protected from prolonged elbow flexion during sleep and protected during the day through avoidance of direct pressure or trauma.


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