PT patients received three treatment sessions over a period of three weeks.
Treatment consisted of soft tissue mobilization and nerve/ tendon gliding exercises including manual techniques directed at probable anatomical entrapment sites of the median nerve. Lateral glides to the cervical spine, tendon and nerve gliding interventions were also included in the treatments applied. No pain was produced during the techniques. The final treatment included an instruction on doing the tendon and nerve gliding exercises as homework.
The surgery group underwent open or endoscopic decompression and release of the carpal tunnel.