Dad had bad pain, at and below elbow (wrist, fingers). Neuro diagnosed with ulnar nerve entrapment. No improvement after 1 week. What to do for pain?
Ulnar Nerve. The ulnar nerve is succeptable to trauma at the elbow as it passes around a groove on the medial side called the cubital tunnel. Avoiding excessive elbow flexion and cushioned elbow protector can help. Anti-inflammatory meds or pain meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) may also help. Evaluation by a nerve specialist like a neurosurgeon is warranted if there is progressive numbness in the fingers or hand weakness.
Cubital tunnel syndr. Avoidance of movements & positions that provoke symptoms, particularly minimizing activities that place the elbow in a flexed position (driving, using the phone, etc.), including during sleep with use of a properly wrapped towel. Pt, meds such as nsaids, tca's, anticonvulsants +/- injection. Orthopedic surgeon for decompressive > transposition surgery if advanced or conservative treatment failed.
See ortho. See an orthopedic surgeon who could do an ulnar decompression.
Nerve pain. Has your dad been evaluated by an orthopedic specialist?