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The efficiency of a complex of physical factors in conservative treatment of Carpal tunnel syndrome evaluated by using the visual analogue scale and Boston Carpal tunnel syndrome questionnaire

Evgeniya Vladeva, Veselinka Nestorova

Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a complex of physical factors and their influence upon the subjective complaints, clinical symptoms and functional status of patients with CTS, using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionary (BCTQ) and to reveal patient‘s own perception of physical health and comfort, associated with this syndrome. The results of an applied complex of physical factors are followed and discussed.

The article also gives a short characteristic of the tasks of the physiotherapist in the treatment of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.


Keywords

carpal tunnel syndrome; physical therapy; Boston Carpal Tunnel questionnaire; Visual Analogue Scale

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v46i2.683
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Evgeniya Vladeva
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department ofmarinotherapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and occupational diseases

Veselinka Nestorova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department ofmarinotherapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and occupational diseases

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