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Comparative Effect of C-Trac Machine and Conventional Exercises In Case Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Author Name : Pothumanchi Maneesha, Sharda Sharma, Verma Kumar Shiv


Background and Objective: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common disorder associated with compression and irritation of median nerve within the Carpal Tunnel in the wrist. It is caused due to repetitive wrist movements such as flexion and extension, critically certain CTS prevalence 3.8%, nerve conduction studies showed median neuropathy was 4.9%, electrophysiological confirmed cases 2.7% prevalence. This study was conducted to compare C-TRAC machine and conventional exercises in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Aim of The Study: To study the comparative effect of conventional group of exercises and C-TRAC device in case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Method: The present study includes 30 subjects aged range of 25-60 years, were divided into 2 groups. Group-A (no.=15) and Group-B (n=15) respectively. VAS pain score and Boston’s questionnaire and functional status core are recorded for pre-intervention in both the groups. In group-A conventional exercises was given for 3 weeks. In group-B, C-TRAC machine treatment was given for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks, VAS pain score and Boston and functional status core were recorded for post intervention in both the groups. Data of both the groups was then evaluated and assessed.

Result: There was a significant difference between pre intervention and post-intervention of group-A and group-B whereas post intervention for VAS has not shown significant difference in both the groups. But, Boston’s questionnaire and functional status core shows significant difference.

Conclusion: C-TRAC machine treatment is much more effective in CTS patients as compared to conventional exercises.

Keywords: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Conventional exercise, VAS, Boston’s questionnaire, Functional status core, C-TRAC.