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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-110

Motor nerve conduction velocity and function in carpal tunnel syndrome following neural mobilization: A randomized clinical trial

1 Department of Physiotherapy, M.M. Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, M.M. University – Mullana (Ambala), Haryana, India
2 Department of Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwer Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, M.M. University – Mullana (Ambala), Haryana, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maharishi Markandeshwer Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, M.M. University – Mullana (Ambala), Haryana, India
4 Department of Paed, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pardesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rikki Singal
Department of Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.180434

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Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment syndrome in the upper extremity leading to the functional disability. The consequence of the entrapment is the poor health of the nerve (conduction, mobility, and blood flow). Purpose of the Study: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of neural mobilization on the motor nerve conduction velocity and function in the CTS patients. Methods: Thirty CTS patients (only females) were scrutinized on the basis of the inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were randomized into two groups A (n = 15) and B (n = 15) using simple random sampling. Group A patients were treated with the conventional physiotherapy regimen and Group B were provided neural mobilization. Results: The data analysis was done using SPSS version 22. The t-test reveals that there was statistically significant improvement in posttreatment values of Group B for numeric pain rating scale, symptom severity scale, function status scale, motor nerve conduction latency, and velocity at P≤ 0.05. Conclusions: Neural mobilization in the CTS patients improves the motor nerve conduction and functional status. It may be incorporated in the physiotherapy treatment protocol of CTS patients.

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