Some manual therapists – massage therapists, physiotherapists, and chiropractors – are trained in nerve gliding/flossing. These are exercises that can help to facilitate the smooth and regular movement of peripheral nerves in the body, which can help allow your nerves to glide more freely and relax potential nerve compression concerns.
Massage therapy can help also by relaxing some of these muscle structures surrounding the cubital tunnel. The muscles in our forearms and triceps can become tight due to irritation at the elbow, and so working on relaxing these muscles can help reduce scar tissue and some of this compression which is creating inflammation in the ulnar nerve.
If you notice that you are experiencing numbness, tingling, loss of strength, or sensation in your hand, don’t be afraid to bring it up to your massage therapist or chiropractor in your next appointment. It is definitely better to get ahead of this nerve compression before surgical intervention is required, and it often has very accessible and functional care options.