Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Physiotherapy vs. surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

CTS is caused by compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel and has a prevalence ranging from 6.3% to 11.7%. It results in substantial social burdens. Documentation of the effect of surgical or conservative options are conflicting. CTS may be seen as a peripheral neuropathy, however evidence is now suggesting that it may possibly represent a complex pain syndrome, also including sensitisation.

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