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J Hand Ther. 2006 Apr-Jun;19(2):186-91.

Management of radial tunnel syndrome: a therapist's clinical perspective.

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  • 1St. Dominic Hand Management Center, Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA. ccleary@stdom.com

Abstract

Current best evidence for the conservative management of radial tunnel syndrome (RTS) consists primarily of expert opinion and inferences taken from studies on other nerve compressions and related syndromes. There are limited data reported in the literature of this particular disorder. This article reviews literature on modalities, therapeutic exercise, ergonomic interventions, and cortical reorganization, and how they may be considered for intervention with RTS. The author's preferred method of treatment, as based on theoretical constructs, for RTS is presented. Definitive evidence in the literature to support the conservative interventions suggested is lacking. Suggestions for clinical management and study are included in this therapist's clinical perspective.

PMID:
16713866
DOI:
10.1197/j.jht.2006.02.020
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