Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter (OTC) medication to reduce inflammation.
Examples include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen.
Another option is wearing a brace or splint.
This will help you keep your elbow or wrist in a good position so that the nerve is less likely to be compressed.21 Mar 2018
How do you stop your pinky from being numb?
You could be trapping the ulnar nerve at the elbow if you:
- Sleep with your hand under the pillow.
- Use a computer often.
- Talk on the phone a lot.
- Bend your elbow(s) for long periods of time.
- Rest your elbow(s) on hard surfaces often.
6 Jul 2016
Does ulnar nerve entrapment go away by itself?
While ulnar nerve entrapment is usually not serious, it can have permanent consequences if not treated promptly, including paralysis and loss of feeling in the affected hand or arm. However, with proper diagnosis and treatment, most people with ulnar nerve entrapment can make a full recovery.22 Jun 2017
How do you fix ulnar nerve entrapment?
Nonsurgical Treatment for Ulnar Nerve Compression
- Pain Medication. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, can help to reduce inflammation and stop ulnar nerve compression symptoms from worsening.
- Bracing or Splinting. Immobilizing your arm in a brace for a few weeks or longer can help you to avoid additional damage.
- Hand Therapy.
How do you treat ulnar nerve entrapment at home?
Home remedies to treat symptoms
- Adjust how you work or type.
- Use ergonomic and padded tools.
- Avoid activities that aggravate your symptoms.
- Avoid resting your elbow on furniture or armrests.
- Apply ice to the area.
- Wear a wrist brace or splint.
- Take OTC pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications.
24 Aug 2017