The Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Thumb Pressure Along the Median Nerve
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Procedure: Active Comparator, ischemic compressions||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Design:||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.|
- Pain,functional disabilities [ Time Frame: One year ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Ischemic Compression on Triggers Points on Muscles along the Median Nerve. Active Comparator
Procedure: Active Comparator, ischemic compressions
Ischemic Compressions,3 times a week,5 weeks.
Other Name: Pressure Point Therapy
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00634699
|Guy Hains 2930 Côte Richelieu|
|Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada|
|Principal Investigator:||Guy Hains, DC||Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières|