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A Case Report on Pregnancy-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Worsened after Birth by Korean Medicine
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A Case Report on Pregnancy-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Worsened after Birth by Korean Medicine
Im, Ji-Yeong; Han, Kuk-In; Lee, Eun-Hee; Lee, Ah-Yeong; Kim, Jong-Uk;
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Objectives : This study is to report the effect of Korean medical treatment on a patient suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurred in pregnancy and worsened after birth. Methods : We treated the patient diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome by Korean medical treatment such as acupuncture, pharmacopuncture and herbal medicine at ⃝⃝Hospital of Korean Medicine from July 31th 2015 to August 6th 2015. And we evaluated changes of symptoms by Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Tinel sign, Phalen’s test, and Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (DITI). Results : 1. Through Korean medical treatment, postpartum carpal tunnel syndrome was significantly improved. VAS was decreased from 4 to 2, Phalen’s test was manifested from 10 seconds to 26 seconds and Tinel sign was changed from positive to negative. 2. We compared the gap of temperature between palm and forearm before and after Korean medical treatment through DITI. The temperature on the right side was changed from 0.74℃ to 1.01℃ and the left one from 0.63℃ to 1.01℃. Conclusions : This case report shows that Korean medical treatment is useful to treat pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome worsened after birth.
Carpal tunnel syndrome;Postpartum;Korean medical treatment;Tinel sign;Phalen’s test;
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