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Muscle Nerve. 1999 Nov;22(11):1587-9.

A relief maneuver in carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Neurology Service, "S. Stefano," Institute of Rehabilitation, Porto Potenza Picena, Italy.

Abstract

We describe a maneuver that eases or abolishes paresthesias in carpal tunnel syndrome. With the affected hand palm up, the distal metacarpal heads are gently squeezed together; in some instances stretch of digits III and IV is also required. This maneuver may help in the clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, can be useful as a means of relieving symptoms, and provides the basis for the design of an innovative splint.

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