If the nerve is inflamed and swollen following entrapment, pain can be controlled by pain killers and other drugs, such as non steroidal anti-inflammatants.
If the condition is recognized at an early stage, impingement is of the anterior nerve can be treated with electrical stimulation applied to adductor and hip flexor muscles, along with stretching and massage of the limb.
If symptoms of obturator nerve impingement and subsequent signs of nerve degeneration are seen in athletes, surgery may be performed, involving cutting the fascia over the pectineus and adductor longus muscles, and then using the space between these muscles to show the anterior part of the obturator nerve under another layer of fascia. This fascia is cut along the nerve, and the muscles will then be closed in a loose fashion.
If nerve impingement symptoms are very troubling for the patient, a steroid injection can be given to control them. This is called obturator nerve block, and it is done mainly to control the pain and inflammation that occurs in response to impingement.
Recovery can take several months to a year, because the healing process of nerves is very slow.