How is pain and paresthesia in 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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Answer

For constant pain and paresthesia, one should consider using a rigid thermoplastic splint positioned in 45° of flexion to decrease pressure on the ulnar nerve. Initially, patients should wear this splint at all times; as symptoms subside, they can wear it only at night.


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