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Title: Nerve and Tendon Gliding Exercise Versus Deep Transverse Friction Massage In Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Authors: Ashraf Ramadan Hafez Ibraheem PhD
Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome, median nerve compression at the wrist, stretching exercises of wrist, ultrasonic therapy, deep friction massage, hand weakness and numbness.Carpal tunnel syndrome, median nerve compression at the wrist, stretching exercises of wrist, ultrasonic therapy, deep friction massage, hand weakness and numbness.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Kasr ELAini Medical Journal
Abstract: Background and purpose: Carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS) is a common source of hand numbness and pain. It is more common in women than men and affects up to 10 percent of the population. It is caused by increased pressure on a nerve entering the hand through the confined space of the carpal tunnel. This study was conducted to compare between nerve and tendon gliding exercises and deep friction massage in management of carpal tunnel syndrome. subjects and methods: The study included thrity patients divided into two groups with age ranged from 25 to 40 years divided into two equal groups, the first group with mean age(36.8±0.262) followed a physical therapy program in form of stretching of wrist and hand flexors with using ultrasonic therapy, strengthening exercises of wrist and hand flexors and wrist splint, three sessions per 6 weeks. The second group with mean age(35.9±0.225), followed the physical therapy program of deep friction massage on the carpal tunnel site at the wrist joint, with using ultrasonic therapy, strengthening exercises of wrist and hand flexors and wrist splint, three sessions per 6 weeks. Outcome measures were universal goniometer to measure range of motion (ROM) of wrist extension and flexion, visual analogue scale(VAS) to measure the pain severity, and squeezing sphygmomanometer to test the power of hand grip. Results: There was a significant difference in the stretching group(T.of pain=0.004, T.of ROM of wrist flexion =0.007, T. of ROM of wrist extension=0.005), and T.of hand grip=0.02. In the deep friction massage group (T.of pain=0.02, T.of ROM of wrist flexion =0.01, T.of ROM of wrist extension=0.01, and no significant difference of hand grip where T.=0.58.),.From these results, we found that, the significant difference in stretching group was more than in the deep friction massage group. Discussion and Conclusion: This study showed that the effect of stretching exercises is more than deep friction massage in the program of management of Carpal tunnel patients and its sharing in decreasing the compression of the median nerve in the tunnel.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14696
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