Effects of Kinesiotaping With and Without Active Release Technique in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Updated on 16 May 2022
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The goal of this study is to compare the effects of Kinesiotaping and Active Release Technique in patients with CTS to see which method is better for improving Pain, Grip Strength, Range of Motion and functional disability.


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common nerve entrapment condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and wrist. People suffering from CTS complain of pain, decreased ROM, loss of grip strength and in severe cases, disability. This happens when there is an increased pressure within the wrist on a nerve called "Median Nerve". This nerve provides sensations to the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. People who are most susceptible to CTS are computer/keyboard workers. High force, extreme wrist motions, vibrations are causes. Other factors like genetics and pregnancy can also cause CTS. There are a lot of treatment options for CTS such as use of orthotics, steroidal injections, surgery and physical therapy. The aim of this study will be to determine the effects of kinesiotaping with and without active release technique on pain, grip strength, functional disability and range of motion in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treatment kinesiotape, Active Release Technique
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05354011
SponsorRiphah International University
Last Modified on16 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients having symptoms for less than 1 year
Age above 18 years
Patients having positive Tinel and Phalen test
Pain in the median nerve distribution with minimum score of 3 on NPRS. Ability to read and understand the study instructions and written consent form

Exclusion Criteria

Having any secondary entrapment neuropathy like diabetes, inflammatory arthritis, and hypothyroidism
Pregnancy Skin infection on the forearm, cervical radiculopathy or polyneuropathy
Previous history of Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery
Corticosteroid injection into the Carpal Tunnel
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