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Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression neuropathy in upper extremity. Several researches have been done to see the effect of various treatments separately. But very little research work is available for comparison of treatments. So the study was aimed to study the clinical and electrophysiological findings and their Comparision before and after various treatments. NCS was carried out in 200 CTS patients before and after 6weeks of treatment. Patients were divided into 4 groups. Group I- operative, Group II-medicinal treatment, Group III-exercise, Group IV-medicine+exercise. Clinical and electrophysiological parameters all groups were compared before and after treatment. Group (I), showed significant changes in all parameters except SNAP in operated Rt. Hand as compared to Lt. Hand. Group-II showed significant changes in DML,DML(diff.),DSL,DSL(Diff.)except CMAP,SNAP,&SCV in Rt. Hand but in Lt. hand DML,DML(diff.)DSL showed significant changes where as DSL(Diff.) CMAP,SNAP,&SCV were non-significant. Group-III showed significant changes in DML, DML(diff.),DSL,DSL(Diff.) but SCV,SNAP and CMAP were non-significant in Rt. hand but in Lt. hand only DML(diff.) was significant . Group-IV showed significant changes in all parameters except SCV in Rt. hand but in Lt. hand DML, DML (diff.),DSL, DSL(Diff.) were significant , where as SNAP, CMAP, and SCV were non-significant. It was concluded that maximum improvement was observed in clinical and electrophysiological parameters in operative group, then Medicine + exercise Group, then exercise Group and minimum in Medicinal treatment Group. So operative method is the method of choice for CTS; however the duration of treatment should be more so that further improvements can be seen in all parameters.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome Median nerve conduction Ulnar nerve conduction various treatments

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Sahoo J.K., & Joshi A.G. (2020). Study of effect of various treatments in clinically diagnosed patients of Carpal tunnel syndrome. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 3105-3113. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i3.2419