The effectiveness of low-level laser therapy on pain, self-reported hand function, and grip strength compared to placebo or "sham" treatment for adults with carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.

CONCLUSION: No strong evidence exists concerning the effects of LLLT on CTS in adults. Studies that used 780-860 nm Lasers and energy dosages of 9-11 J/cm(2) or 10.8 J reported a more favorable outcome for pain, symptom severity, and functional ability as well as grip strength at the end of treatment and short-term follow up. PMID: 28272964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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Conclusions: All reviewed trials of acupuncture for neuropathy and neuropathic pain use acupuncture points that are closely associated with the peripheral nerves treated. Local needling is crucial for successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy. PMID: 30147819 [PubMed]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: 1. A review of existing studies evaluating the effec-tiveness of neurodynamic techniques in the treat-ment of CTS shows that most of them produced beneficial therapeutic effects. 2. Due to a considerable heteroge-n-ei--ty of the parti-cipants, study design and metho-do-logy of thera-peutic interventions, it is difficult to for-mulate a general conclusion. 3. Hence the need arises for further research to assess the effectiveness of neu-ro-dynamic techniques in conservative therapy of CTS based on a similar therapeutic methodology. PMID: 29154235 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research
A 58-year-old woman with hypertension and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome presented with acute paresthesias in her right hand and foot. She had decreased sensation to vibration and pinprick in a right-sided stocking-glove distribution. MRI of the pons confirmed an acute infarction of a paramedian branch of the basilar artery in the left medial lemniscus (figure). In the posterior column pathway, sensory projections from the face, arm, and leg are somatotopically arranged medially to laterally within the medial lemniscus.1,2 Although strokes classically present with numbness, both thalamic and medial lemniscal infarcts can...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MRI, DWI, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, Central pain, Infarction RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION Source Type: research
Conclusions:CHIKV infection is possibly associated with neuropathic pain, with potential lesion to small-fiber nerves. Acute carpal syndrome might be caused by mechanical compression caused by soft tissue edema, by a direct infectious neuritis or by immune-mediated mechanisms. Further research on its pathogenesis and long-term prognosis is warranted.Disclosure: Dr. Dantas Pagliarini has nothing to disclose. Dr. Passos dos Santos has nothing to disclose. Dr. Kirmse has nothing to disclose. Dr. Ferreira has nothing to disclose. Dr. Pires has nothing to disclose. Dr. Amaral has nothing to disclose. Dr. Pupe has nothing to dis...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Zika, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus, and Other Viral Infections II Source Type: research
Authors: Luchetti R, Tognon S, Cacciavillani M, Ronco S, Buzzelli N, Lanni G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) at a national level. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric observational study was conducted in 34 Italian centers by specialists participating in the Management of Peripheral Neuropathies Study Group on 377 patients (age, mean±SD 56±14.4 years, 73.2% females) with CTS. The characteristics of the disease and its management were recorded at baseline and during a 2-month follow-up using a standardized clinical record and assessed with vali...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate common causes of upper extremity sensory disturbance in breast cancer patients. Breast cancer patients who received surgery and taxane chemotherapy (CTx) with upper extremity sensory disturbance that began after CTx were included. With comprehensive clinical history, physical examination and electrodiagnostic results, diagnosis for each patient was made. Fifty‐two patients were included: 23 (44.2%) were diagnosed with chemotherapy‐induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), 7 (13.5%) with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), six (11.5%) with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), four (7...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Care - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Giasna GK, Micu MC, Micu R Abstract In patients with symptoms of a peripheral neuropathy especially during pregnancy, use of imaging techniques such as Ultrasound (US) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be essential for the diagnostic accomplishment. A 30-weekspregnant diabetic female attending US evaluation due to intermittent hand pain, numbness, and weakness bilaterally. Although, the US evaluation revealed the median nerve (MN) normal size, echogenicity and echo-texture within the right carpal tunnel; the US assessment applied proximally to the carpal tunnel, revealed a hypoechoic ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research
Discussion ALCAR is a physiologic peptide crucial for fatty acid transport. ALCAR has been shown to be effective in neuroprotection in the central nervous system and increase peripheral nerve regeneration. This has been applied clinically to various systemic peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy, antiretroviral toxic neuropathy, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. While animal evidence exists for the benefit of ALCAR in compression neuropathy, there have been no human studies to date. This trial will represent the first use of ALCAR in peripheral nerve injury/compr...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are increasing significantly worldwide. Whilst vascular complications of diabetes are well recognized, and account for principle mortality and morbidity from the condition, musculoskeletal manifestations of diabetes are common and whilst not life threatening, are an important cause of morbidity, pain and disability. Joints affected by diabetes include peripheral joints and the axial skeleton. Charcot neuroarthropathy is an important cause of deformity and amputation associated with peripheral neuropathy. A number of fibrosing conditions of the hands and shoulder are recognized, ...
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the evidence for acupuncture in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. BACKGROUND: In spite of multiple medical treatments available, neuropathic pain continues to pose great therapeutic challenges. While acupuncture has been gaining popularity for the treatment of multiple pain disorders, little is known about its effects on neuropathic pain. METHODS: We systematically searched the Medline, AMED, Cochrane, Scopus, CINAHL and clintrials.gov databases from inception to May 2013. Parallel and cross-over RCTs which assessed acupuncture’s efficacy for any type of neuropathy, including mon...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Pain and Palliative Care Source Type: research
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