To Study the Impact of Wrist Splints and Nerve Tendon Gliding Exercises on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Women who Work at Computers and in Women Who Do Not

Authors

  • Kalpana Jain
  • Namrata Srivastava
  • Kartik Chhonker

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v17i2.19219

Keywords:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Tendon Gliding, Functional Status Scale, VAS

Abstract

Background: To study the difference between the effects of wrist splint and nerve tendon gliding exercises for
carpal tunnel syndrome in women with computer desk job and the difference between the effects of wrist splint
and nerve tendon gliding exercises in non computer desk job women with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Methods: 34 Females objects with symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome were selected randomly with age group
between 25-30 years with due consideration to inclusion and exclusion criteria. In this study 34 subjects are
selected. They were randomly divided into two groups using lottery method. In group A (Non Computer desk
job women) wrist splint& Exercises was given. In group B (Computer desk job women) Nerve tendon gliding
technique & exercises was done for 6 weeks. The beneficial effect of gliding exercises may be the mobilization of
the nerve directly or facilitation of venous return or oedema dispersal. The pressure in the carpal tunnel is lowest
in neutral wrist flexion extension range, with the pressure rising significantly as the wrist is moved into flexion or
extension. Splint with the wrist in a neutral position, at night and during the day is used for starting 3 weeks and
any at night during rest of period. Analyzing scores after 6 weeks the mean and SD values for pre and post FSS
Sores of group A were 27 &21. 64 and 1.36 & 1.80 respectively.
Conclusion: The study showed that there was decrease in the pain and improvement in the functional ability
statistically in carpal tunnel syndrome women with computer desk job by performing nerve and tendon gliding
exercises and wrist splinting for both the groups for a period of 6weeks. This concluded that there was equal
improvement in pain in both the groups but the functional ability is more improved after the nerve and tendon
gliding exercises in group B. Therefore this study is rejecting the null hypothesis and accepts the alternate
hypothesis.

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Author Biographies

  • Kalpana Jain

    Assistant Professor, Career College Bhopal, India

  • Namrata Srivastava

    HOD, Career College Bhopal, India

  • Kartik Chhonker

    Assistant Professor, HOD, Career College Bhopal, India

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Published

2023-04-25

How to Cite

To Study the Impact of Wrist Splints and Nerve Tendon Gliding Exercises on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Women who Work at Computers and in Women Who Do Not. (2023). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 17(2), 6-10. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v17i2.19219