Treatments for the Peripheral Nervous System

Carpal Tunnel

There are sev­er­al options for treat­ing carpal tun­nel, includ­ing con­ser­v­a­tive treat­ments such as splints, phys­i­cal ther­a­py and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry agents, as well as surgery. Because surgery involves per­ma­nent­ly cut­ting the carpal lig­a­ment, the patient and physi­cian to should care­ful­ly con­sid­er the advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages to both treat­ments before decid­ing the best course of action.

Ulnar Neuropathy

Treat­ment may include occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py, use of dai­ly non-steroidal anti-inflam­ma­to­ry med­ica­tions or non-pre­scrip­tion pain med­ica­tions, wear­ing splints, or surgery. If surgery is required, the sur­geon will relieve com­pres­sion from the nerve by first mak­ing an inci­sion on the inside of the elbow. The entrapped nerve is either par­tial­ly decom­pressed or com­plete­ly released from com­pres­sion by mov­ing it to the front of the elbow.