Which conservative approach to the treatment of mild and moderate ulnar neuropathy is most beneficial?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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A randomized, controlled study of conservative methods to treat mild and moderate ulnar neuropathy at the elbow indicated that simply giving patients information about how to avoid injuring the ulnar nerve by avoiding or reducing movements or positions that compromise the nerve led to significant symptomatic improvement. [98, 156] It is noteworthy that in this study, adding splinting or nerve-gliding treatments to the program of providing information did not yield a significant further benefit.


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