Hand Pain and Sensory Deficits: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 May;49(5):CPG1-CPG85. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.0301.


The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy have an ongoing effort to create evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for orthopaedic and sports physical therapy management and prevention of musculoskeletal impairments described in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). This particular guideline focuses on hand pain and sensory deficits in carpal tunnel syndrome. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019;49(5):CPG1-CPG85. doi:10.2519/jospt.2019.0301.

Keywords: Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy; Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; ICD; ICF; carpal tunnel syndrome; clinical practice guidelines; hand; nerve compression.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / therapy*
  • Hand / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Somatosensory Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Somatosensory Disorders / therapy*