Non-surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome

...do education, splinting and exercises from a physiotherapist improve outcomes?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve-entrapment problem that can cause pain, paraesthesia and sometimes weakness, typically in the region of the hand supplied by the median nerve.

Surgery is often recommended. In fact, many developed countries have waiting times for carpal tunnel surgery that extend over months and in some cases years.

The demand for carpal tunnel surgery is predicted to double over the next decade, which poses a serious challenge for health systems.


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