Deep Heat Therapy Effective For Wrist Pain Sufferers

Posted by on 2/22/2018 to Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
Deep Heat Therapy Effective For Wrist Pain Sufferers
The study involved two community based research facilities, with a total of ninety three patients (age range, 18-65) suffering from wrist pain.

RESULTS:

Heat wrap therapy showed significant benefits in day 1 to 3 mean pain relief (P=.045) and increased day 3 grip strength (P=.02) versus oral placebo for the SS/T/OA group.

However, joint stiffness and PRWE results were comparable between the 2 treatments. For the CTS group, heat wraps provided greater day 1 to 3/hour 0 to 8 mean pain relief (P=.001), day 1 to 3 mean joint stiffness reduction (P=.004), increased day 3 grip strength (P=.003), reduced PRWE scores (P=.0015), reduced symptom severity (P=.001), and improved functional status (P=.04).

In addition, the heat wrap showed significant extended benefits through follow-up (day 5) in the CTS group.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15375809