The Treatment of the Median Nerve for the Elimination of the Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Guy Hains Chiropractor
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00634738
First received: March 6, 2008
Last updated: June 25, 2011
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

In carpal tunnel syndrome,trigger points are often found in the biceps muscle,in the aponeurosis of the biceps and in the pronator teres muscle.

We hypothesise that by eliminating these trigger points,using ischemic compressions, may diminish the symptoms.


Condition Intervention Phase
Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neuropathy Along the Median Nerve: Etiology of Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a Preliminary Study

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Further study details as provided by Guy Hains Chiropractor:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Levine DW Questionnaire (J.Bone Joint Surg Am 1993;75:1585-92)on carpal tunnel syndrome [ Time Frame: after 15treatments,30 days after,6 months later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • A numerical scale,filled by the patient,where they give their perceived improvement from 0% to 100%. [ Time Frame: After 15 treatments, 30 days later and 6 months later. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: one Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
Pressure, one thumb on the other, applied on the trigger points
Other Name: Pressure point therapy

Detailed Description:

Using one thumb on the other,the pressure is applied 10 seconds on each TrPs.The treatment is done on each visit for a total of 15(without Charge).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 20 and 60 years old,
  • Numbness in the hand affecting the thumb, the index finger, the middle finger and half the ring finger,
  • To have suffered from discomfort on a daily basis for at least three months and to agree to a course of 15 chiropractic treatments at no cost.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of upper limb or neck surgery,
  • Pregnancy and systemic pathologies possibly related to CTS, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Locations
Canada, Quebec
Guy Hains 2930 Côte RIchelieu
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, G8Z3Y8
Sponsors and Collaborators
Guy Hains Chiropractor
Investigators
Study Chair: Martin Descarreaux, DC PHD UQTR
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Guy Hains, UQTR
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00634738     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: cer-06-115-06.03, no grants
Study First Received: March 6, 2008
Last Updated: June 25, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethic Review Committee

Keywords provided by Guy Hains Chiropractor:
ischemic compression;carpal tunnel syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
Median Neuropathy
Mononeuropathies
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries
Nervous System Malformations
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Polyneuropathies
Congenital Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn

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