Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

What are the non-surgical treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Matthew Cavo discusses non-surgical treatments for cubital tunnel syndrome. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What are the non-surgical treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome?

There are multiple non surgical options for treating mild to moderate cubital tunnel. These include, avoiding trauma to the elbow, either with activity modification, or an elbow pad. They include occupational therapy and hand therapy, to work on different ways of completing the same tasks throughout the day. As well as to learn the correct posture that is necessary to avoid pinching the nerve further. As well as some different techniques to brace the arm in a more straight position at night, or during the day.

 

There are multiple non-surgical options for treating mild to moderate cubital tunnel. These include avoiding trauma to the elbow, either by activity modification, or using an elbow pad. Occupational therapy and hand therapy are treatments that work on different ways to complete the same tasks throughout the day. A therapist can also teach the correct posture necessary to avoid pinching the nerve further. Splinting or bracing the arm in a more straight position may also be used at night, or during the day.

Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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