Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treated with Homoeopathy- A Case Report
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the group of sign and symptoms which occurs due to the compression of median nerve in the carpel tunnel. Homoeopathy is frequently and successfully used in daily practice for this type of conditions. But we need well documented case reports that illustrate effectiveness of Homoeopathy. For this reason, this case report of CTS which was successfully managed by individualized homoeopathic medicine presented here. A women aged of 38 years has complained of pain with numbness and tingling sensation in the right hand specially on thumb and index finger since 3 years. The patient was treated with Rhus toxicodendron with increasing potencies (200, 1M). The treatment was completed over six months with significant improvement. The assessment of improvement was done using the shortened disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire (Quick DASH) score in every month and Outcome Related to Impact on Daily Living (ORIDL) scale in each follow up. At the beginning of the treatment Quick DASH score was 65.9 and at the end of treatment score was 11.4 and also in ORIDL scale result showing the positive result. The response of the Homoeopathic medicine was assessed through Modified Naranjo Criteria for Homoeopathy (MONARCH)-causal attribution inventory, which further elucidates the role of individualized medicine in Homoeopathy. The total score of +9 (in ‘-6 to 13’ scale) of MONARCH suggested the likelihood of improvement was attributable to the homoeopathic intervention. This case report suggests that a correctly chosen individualized homoeopathic medicine can be beneficial in the treatment of Carpel tunnel syndrome.
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