Omer Jamshed Khan1, Naveed Mumtaz2 and Wafa Munir Ansari3
1 Combined Military Hospital, Muzaffarabad, 2 Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, 3 Azad Jammu & Kashmir Medical College, Muzaffarabad
Introduction: To determine the efficacy of ultrasound therapy as compared to intra lesional steroid injection in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) using visual analogue scale (VAS) and electrodiagnostic parameters.
Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trial
Duration and Setting: 4months’ study at carried out at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Methods: Patients diagnosed with CTS on Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) /Electromyography (EMG) were divided into two groups, A and B. Group A received ultrasound therapy for 5 days a week for a 4-week period. Group B received local steroid injections. Major outcome measures were VAS scores and electrodiagnostic parameters which were checked after before and after 4 weeks of treatment for both groups.