Association of vitamin D deficiency with carpal tunnel syndrome


Vitamin D deficiency
Carpal tunnel syndrome
VAS score

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Al-khalidi, H. and Fahad, A. 2021. Association of vitamin D deficiency with carpal tunnel syndrome. Rheumatology (Bulgaria). 29, 2 (Jul. 2021), 11-14. DOI:


Vitamin D deficiency is defined when serum (25 (OH) D) is less than or equal to 20 ng/ml and it is associated with many painful syndromes like carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS is one of the common entrapment neuropathy that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist joint. To describes the relationship between Carpal tunnel syndrome and Vitamin D deficiency in addition to the effect of vitamin D therapy in decreasing the severity of pain in CTS. We select 32 out of 44 patients present with CTS. We assess it is severity clinically by using visual analogue score and electromyography/nerve conduction study (EMG/NCS). We send all patients for serum vitamin D before and after three months of vitamin D therapy. CTS is common in female patients of right dominant hand with age 40-49 years old in about 43.75%. there is a significant relationship between vitamin D deficiency and pain score before and after treatment with vitamin D. The increased level of vitamin D, the less pain score. There is an obvious link between vitamin D and clinical symptoms improvement of patients with CTS.


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