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

March 6, 2008
June 25, 2011
January 2007
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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 ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00634738 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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 ]
Same as current
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The Treatment of the Median Nerve for the Elimination of the Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neuropathy Along the Median Nerve: Etiology of Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a Preliminary Study

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.

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).

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
Pressure, one thumb on the other, applied on the trigger points
Other Name: Pressure point therapy
Experimental: one
Intervention: Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
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Completed
60
September 2010
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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.
Both
20 Years to 60 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT00634738
cer-06-115-06.03, no grants
No
Guy Hains, UQTR
Guy Hains Chiropractor
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Study Chair: Martin Descarreaux, DC PHD UQTR
Guy Hains Chiropractor
June 2010

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