Most patients who experience mild cases can be treated non-surgically with splinting, bracing, heat & ice, over-the-counter medications, and physical therapy. Often lifestyle changes are important too, by reducing repetitive hand use. For moderate cases, patients with cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated with steroid injection. While severe cases may require carpal tunnel surgery.
Surgery for the Condition:
When symptoms do not improve with conservative treatment, surgery is often needed for severe cases. Cubital tunnel surgery involves relieving the pressure on the ulnar nerve by cutting the tissue surrounding the nerve. Symptoms such as numbness and tingling may disappear quickly or slowly after surgery.