Two-point discrimination and kinesthetic sense disorders in productive age individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Journal of occupational health

PubMedID: 27108640

Wolny T, Saulicz E, Linek P, Mysliwiec A. Two-point discrimination and kinesthetic sense disorders in productive age individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. J Occup Health. 2016;.
OBJECTIVES
The aim of this study was to evaluate two-point discrimination (2PD) sense and kinesthetic sense dysfunctions in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients compared with a healthy group.

METHODS
The 2PD sense, muscle force, and kinesthetic differentiation (KD) of strength; the range of motion in radiocarpal articulation; and KD of motion were assessed.

RESULTS
The 2PD sense assessment showed significantly higher values in all the examined fingers in the CTS group than in those in the healthy group (p<0.01). There was a significant difference in the percentage value of error in KD of pincer and cylindrical grip (p<0.01) as well as in KD of flexion and extension movement in the radiocarpal articulation (p<0.01) between the studied groups.

CONCLUSIONS
There are significant differences in the 2PD sense and KD of strength and movement between CTS patients compared with healthy individuals.