CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND ITS MANAGEMENT
Dr. Lakshmy Devi K.*, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sharma, Dr. Purushottam Das Sharma and Dr. Dinesh Kumar Sharma
Chronic pain results from a wide range of patho-physiologies and is especially associated with many neurological disorders. A few neurological conditions associated with pain include Diabetic Neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Migraine, Guillain- Barre Syndrome etc. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) otherwise called Median Neuropathy is a disease commonly seen these days as a cause of work disability. In Ayurveda, CTS is considered as a vata vyadhi with its sthana samsraya at Manibandha Sandhi which also happens to be a marma sthana (Vital part), hence the importance of its management. The aim of this study is to provide an updated review on CTS which will be beneficial in clinical practice as well as in pursuing research studies.
Keywords: kandara, manibandha marma, Median nerve, Sandhigata vata, sports injury.
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