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DPU: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 88-90

Effectiveness of carpal tunnel syndrome management by the combination of physiotherapy and homeopathic remedies as compared to physiotherapy treatment alone: A clinical study


Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_56_19

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Background: Several studies have shown that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that reduces the functional activities of daily living due to pain and paresthesias. Primary approaches for the treatment of CTS include electrotherapy, splinting steroid injections, and decompression surgeries. The compression of the median nerve is treated with various remedies in single; very few researches are available in combination with different approaches. Aim: The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of CTS management by the combination of physiotherapy and homeopathic remedies as compared to physiotherapy treatment alone. Methodology: Thirty participants fulfilling the inclusion criteria were recruited and randomly divided into two groups: Experimental Group A received median nerve gliding exercises, tendon gliding exercises (3 sets and 10 repetitions, twice daily), and Hypericum perforatum medicine (4 pills once daily, before breakfast) for 10 days and control Group B received median nerve gliding exercises and tendon gliding exercises (3 sets and 10 repetitions, twice daily) for 10 days. Pre- and post-pain score was measured using the Visual Analog Scale (0–10). Results: Within group comparison showed a statistically significant decrease in pain with P < 0.05, but there was no statistically significant difference when compared between the experimental and control groups for pain reduction. Conclusion: The effectiveness of CTS management by the combination of physiotherapy and homeopathy remedies in reducing pain was the same when compared to physiotherapy treatment alone. There was no added benefit of homeopathy remedy.


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