How are mild cubital tunnel symptoms of ulnar neuropathy treated?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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For mild cubital tunnel symptoms, a reversed elbow pad that covers the antecubital fossa, rather than the olecranon, helps remind the patient to maintain the elbow in an extended position and to avoid pressure on the nerve. At night, a pillow or folded towel may be placed in the antecubital fossa to keep the elbow in an extended position. Another option is to apply a commercial soft elbow splint, with a thermoplastic insert, for persistent symptoms.


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