As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition characterized by compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve as it passes through the cubital tunnel, a narrow passage on the inside of the elbow. This compression can result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain in the hand and fingers, particularly the ring and little fingers. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome, offering comprehensive care to relieve symptoms and improve nerve function.


When you experience cubital tunnel syndrome, everyday activities such as gripping objects, typing, or bending your elbow may exacerbate symptoms, leading to discomfort and decreased function. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your medical history, followed by a physical examination and may utilize nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of nerve compression.


Treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:


– Conservative therapies: Initially, we may recommend conservative treatments such as activity modification, wearing a splint at night to keep the elbow in a neutral position, and avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms.

– Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroid injections may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with cubital tunnel syndrome.

– Physical therapy: Our experienced physical therapists design specialized exercise programs focused on stretching and strengthening the muscles around the elbow and improving nerve gliding to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve.

– Ergonomic modifications: We provide guidance on ergonomic principles and workplace modifications to reduce repetitive stress on the elbow and prevent further nerve compression.

– Minimally invasive procedures: In cases of severe or persistent symptoms, we may recommend minimally invasive procedures such as ulnar nerve decompression surgery to release pressure on the nerve and restore function.

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.