• Imam Subadi Airlangga University
  • Hanik Hidayati Departemen Neurologi FK UNAIR – RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya
  • Fidiana Fidiana Departemen Neurologi FK UNAIR – RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya
  • Nur Sulastri Departemen Ilmu Kedokteran Fisik dan Rehabilitasi RS UNAIR



Carpal tunnel syndrome, exercise, ultrasound diathermy, laser therapy, shock wave therapy


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), the most common entrapment neuropathy in the upper extrimity, is a clinical syndrome characterized by a tingling sensation, numbness, pain, or weakness in the hand and wrist radiating up to the arm. This condition is a major cause of absenteeism, reduced productivity, and financial loss among various neuropathy due to median nerve compression. This paper, medical rehabilitation of CTS is viewed. Medical rehabilitation of CTS aimed to reduce pain, reduce clamping of the carpal tunnel, sensory and motor reeducation so that hand function improves and can perform activities of daily living. Treatment options can be given includes exercise therapy, ultrasound diathermy, low level laser therapy (LLLT), and shock wave therapy (SWT).

Author Biographies

Imam Subadi, Airlangga University

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Hanik Hidayati, Departemen Neurologi FK UNAIR – RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya

Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Fidiana Fidiana, Departemen Neurologi FK UNAIR – RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya

Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Nur Sulastri, Departemen Ilmu Kedokteran Fisik dan Rehabilitasi RS UNAIR

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Airlangga University Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia


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How to Cite

Subadi, I., Hidayati, H., Fidiana, F., & Sulastri, N. (2021). MEDICAL REHABILITATION MANAGEMENT OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. Journal of Pain, Headache and Vertigo, 2(2), 34–37.