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June 9, 1999

Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(22):2087-2089. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-22-jbk0609

To the Editor: We find it difficult to accept the conclusion of Dr Garfinkel and colleagues1 that their "yoga-based regimen was more effective than wrist splinting or no treatment in relieving some signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome." The statistically significant findings included improvement in grip strength, pain level, and Phalen sign.

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