Treatments for cubital tunnel syndrome
While it may be possible not to use your elbow for a period of time, the inconvenience of ceasing your normal activities of daily living is, of course, not sustainable. For many patients, it is enough to cease the repetitive activity that is causing the problem, usually a motion that requires bending the elbow, for about six months. Patients are often fitted with a splint or brace, and some find success with some combination of rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and even steroid injections.
It is important to note that if more conservative treatments are not effective for you, delaying further treatment can cause permanent weakening and damage to the muscles of your hand and upper extremity. Patients whose symptoms return repeatedly or do not respond well to other treatments may wish to explore their surgical options, including cubital tunnel release surgery.
Working with your primary care physician, Dr. Engineer will review all treatment options with you and evaluate the best way to help in your particular case. Dr. Engineer has an extensive amount of experience performing cubital release surgery, allowing patients to return to their chosen activities without pain or inconvenience. Furthermore, Dr. Engineer offers a minimally invasive approach using an endoscopic technique that minimizes the incisions and morbidity of a more invasive operation. This results in less pain and faster recovery for patients, as well as less disruption and damage to the normal anatomy at the site of decompression. Join us at Engineered Aesthetics in the Las Vegas Valley area for a comprehensive consultation so that Dr. Engineer may assist you in finding your most effective treatment plan.