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Background: Hand is one of the most important body part in human daily living activities. Thus, here comes to importance of hand rehabilitation to reestablish the normal range of motion, grip and pinch strength and capacity. There are four trials revealed a significant improvement in carpal tunnel syndrome related symptom seriousness and functional status in all groups. However, the efficacy of the tendon and nerve gliding exercises alone could not be distinguished because they involved different combinations of tendon and nerve gliding exercises with standard conservative treatments. Therefore, an experimental research is planned to be conducted on effect of nerve gliding exercise to improve range of motion and grip strength in hand exercise program.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of nerve gliding exercise to improve range of motion and grip strength in hand exercise program.
Method: 32 participants are require and they will receive nerve gliding exercises. A series of physical examination will conduct on every participant before treatment. Nerve gliding exercise apply to the participants and assess range of motion, hand grip strength and pinch strength after exercise.
Result: In the current study, 23 females and 9 males participated. At the last follow up, range of motion on wrist flexion, extension, ulnar deviation and radial deviation, pain score, grip strength and pinch strength are statistically significant. (P = 0.000).
Conclusion: Nerve gliding exercises showed effectiveness in hand exercise program to improve range of motion and grip strength.