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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00634738
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Guy Hains Chiropractor

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure) Phase 1 Phase 2

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).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neuropathy Along the Median Nerve: Etiology of Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a Preliminary Study
Study Start Date : January 2007
Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Study Completion Date : September 2010


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: one Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
Pressure, one thumb on the other, applied on the trigger points
Other Name: Pressure point therapy



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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. ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

Responsible Party: Guy Hains, UQTR
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00634738     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: cer-06-115-06.03
no grants
First Posted: March 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2011
Last Verified: June 2010

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

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