Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Acupuncture
A 56-year-old woman with hands paresthesia referred to the physical medicine and rehabilitation Clinic of Imam Khomeini Hospital. Based on physical examination and electrodiagnosis, the patient had bilateral moderate carpal tunnel syndrome with greater intensity in the right side. Wrist splint and acupuncture were prescribed for the patient. 20 sessions of acupuncture were done every other day. At the end of treatment, the patient’s clinical symptoms and electrodiagnostic findings improved, and there was only mild carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand. It seems that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Considering its few complications, acupuncture can be used to treat mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome.
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