Cubital tunnel syndrome may go away on its own. In other cases, you may need treatment to decrease your pain and improve the use of your hand. The treatment that your physician suggests may change over time. Be sure to ask your physician for more information regarding the following options and other treatments that are available to you. NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medicine may decrease swelling and pain or fever. Rest: You may need to rest your injured arm and avoid activities that cause your symptoms. Resting your arm may allow your nerve to heal and feel better. Ice: Putting ice on your elbow may decrease pain and swelling. Talk with your physician about using ice before you do so. Physical therapy: You may need physical therapy after your symptoms improve. Physical therapy exercises may strengthen your muscles and help decrease your pain and tingling. Surgery: You may need surgery if your symptoms do not improve with other treatments. Surgery may take pressure off your ulnar nerve. Your physician may move your nerve to a different area to stop it from being stretched or pinched. Your physician may remove part of your bone if it is pressing on your nerve. Ask your physician for more information about surgery to treat your cubital tunnel syndrome.