Multimodal Approach of Electrotherapy Versus Nerve Flossing Technique in Patient With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    October 6 University
Updated on 26 June 2022
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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common and median nerve neuropathy at the wrist, caused by compression of the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel (CT) delimitated by the carpal bones and the transverse carpal ligament(TCL) which is the intermediate part of the flexor retinaculum (FR).

The CTS remains a challenge for health care providers due to its high prevalence and economic consequences, it is projected that in every 5 patients, 1 complains of symptoms of pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in the hands, CTS is estimated to occur in 3.8% of the general population with an incidence rate of 276:100000 per year and happens more frequently in women than in men so a prevalence rate of 9.2% in women and 6% in men


The CTS is a common clinical problem caused by the entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist, It is an important mononeuropathy that causes of hand pain, neurologic symptoms, and functional limitation of the hand, It is the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity ,it accounting for 90% of all neuropathies, It is estimated that CTS affects approximately is between 3.7% and 5.8% of the general population with a prevalence rate up to 9.2% in women and 6% in men , CTS is 10 times more frequent in women than men , the peak age range of CTS is between 40 to 60 years ,it is mostly seen in women ages between 30 to 50 years due to the housework they do, however, it occurs in all age groups

Condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treatment Exercises, nerve flossing technique, multimodal electrotherapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05164237
SponsorOctober 6 University
Last Modified on26 June 2022

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