The Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Thumb Pressure Along the Median Nerve

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Guy Hains Chiropractor
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00634699
First received: March 6, 2008
Last updated: June 25, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

March 6, 2008
June 25, 2011
September 2006
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pain,functional disabilities [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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The Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Thumb Pressure Along the Median Nerve
Neuropathy Along the Median Nerve: Etiology of Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: a Preliminary Study.

The purpose of this study is to find the efficacy of treating the muscles in the inside (biceps,pronator teres) of the arm in order to eliminate the carpal tunnel syndrome .The authors hypothesise that eliminating the trigger points located in these muscles would diminish the symptoms associated with the carpal tunnel syndrome.

The carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition which should treated by surgery only when conservative approaches has been tried.In the present trial the authors intend to find the effectiveness of treating the triggers points located in the biceps muscle, the pronator teres muscle and the biceps aponeurosis on the symptoms normally associated with the carpal tunnel syndrome.

The technique used in this trial will be ischemic compression(thumb tip pressure)on the trigger points located on the previous sites.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Procedure: Active Comparator, ischemic compressions
Ischemic Compressions,3 times a week,5 weeks.
Other Name: Pressure Point Therapy
Experimental: One
Ischemic Compression on Triggers Points on Muscles along the Median Nerve. Active Comparator
Intervention: Procedure: Active Comparator, ischemic compressions
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Completed
60
September 2010
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults between 20 and 60 years old from the city and the surrounding Trois-Rivières with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Daily pain in the hand that lasted at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of upper limb or neck surgery,
  • Pregnancy and systemic pathologies possibly related to carpal tunnel syndrome, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
Both
20 Years to 60 Years
Yes
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Canada
 
NCT00634699
Éthic Committee, UQTR
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Guy Hains DC, UQTR
Guy Hains Chiropractor
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Principal Investigator: Guy Hains, DC Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Guy Hains Chiropractor
June 2011

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