Non-surgical treatment of nerve compression may require a change in lifestyle or a decrease in repetitive activities that the patient may be involved with, in order to allow the nerve to recover and return to normal. Success is measured to the length of time prior to diagnosis and initiation of treatment. Surgical treatment of nerve compression primarily involves the release of those tissues (ligament, tendon or fibrous bands) that create the tightness to the tunnels that the nerve travels through. Once a nerve is not bound, proper blood flow occurs allowing the nerve to heal itself. Proper gliding over joints with movement is also increased.