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This study focused on the efficacy of each modality, in combination with a wrist orthosis, in treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome to relieve symptoms and improve function. Modalities and splints are preparatory methods that can decrease pain and promote healing, in preparation for occupational performance (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2014). Physical agent modalities, if used, must be incorporated with occupational therapy interventions as a preparatory method for the purpose of regaining function for occupations (AOTA, 2014).
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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AbstractIntroductionWe compared the preoperative quality of life (QOL) of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, lower extremity-, and para-lumbar entrapment syndrome, and the effect of surgery on their QOL.Patients and methodsWe prospectively enrolled 66 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (group 1,n = 23), lower extremity entrapment syndrome (group 2,n = 22), and para-lumbar entrapment syndrome (group 3,n = 21). Their pre- and postoperative overall health status was assessed on the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 Health Survey, v2 (SF-36).Res...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common upper-limb nerve compression disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to several symptoms such as tingling or numbness, pain in the hand or wrist, and reduced grip strength. ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- From carpal tunnel to a stiff neck, too much time on the computer can cause a slew of health problems. But what if you ditch the keyboard and mouse for virtual reality? New research from Oregon State University in...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Authors: Gudin J, Nalamachu S Abstract Interest in and use of topical analgesics has been increasing, presumably due to their potential utility for relief of acute and chronic pain. Topically applied agents with analgesic properties can target peripheral nociceptive pathways while minimizing absorption into the plasma that leads to potential systemic adverse effects.Clinical trials have found 5% lidocaine patches to be effective and well tolerated for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) with a minimal risk of toxicity or drug-drug interactions. With this patch formulation, the penetration of lidocaine in...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Even though both MNCSA and MNT were significantly associated with CTS, MNT was identified as a more suitable measurement parameter. PMID: 31888318 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Pain;   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions:   Device: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS);   Device: Transcranial Ultrasound (TUS) Sponsors:   Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital;   Highland Instruments, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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