There are several treatments available for cubital tunnel syndrome. In the early stages, simple strategies can help relieve the symptoms, including:
- Avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms
- Wearing an elbow pad to reduce pressure on the nerve
- Performing exercises to strengthen the muscles in the hand and forearm
- Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and inflammation
If the symptoms persist or worsen, surgery may be necessary to relieve the pressure on the nerve. The type of surgery depends on the severity of the condition and may involve releasing the nerve from its compressed position, removing any bone spurs or growths that may be causing the compression, or moving the nerve to a new position to prevent further compression.