Effect of extracorporeal shock waves on neuromuscular junctions versus carpal tunnel syndrome

Published: 25 August 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/sffkd6yrst.1
sameh eldaly


Objective:to determine effectiveness of using extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) directly on the NMJ versus using it on injuries that exert pressure on the nerve such as (CTS). Background: The nervous system can be affected by many conditions and disorders that can disrupt its normal functioning and transmission of impulses, such as the destruction of neuromuscular junctions or pressure on nerves, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Methods: The review was carried out by searching scientifically recognized medical databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Biomed, National Library of Medicine, Science direct library, Sage Journals and Spinger Link. Date restrictions were not applied. Conclusion: Preliminary research on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome has shown encouraging results, leading to recommendations for its potential use as a treatment modality. However, the current literature examining shockwave therapy for neuromuscular junction dysfunction is limited. Further studies through high-quality human trials are still needed.



Cairo University


Nerve, Shock Wave, Carpal Tunnel, Physiotherapist, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome