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Table 1 Methods of performing tests and its positive finding

From: Carpal tunnel syndrome: evaluation of its provocative clinical tests

Test Method Positive finding
Tinel’s test Percussion the area over and proximal to flexor retinaculum gently using the rubber hammer Numbness or electric like sensation felt beneath or on the hand
Phalen’s test Flexing the wrist at 90° in unforced manner Reproduction of symptom within 1 min
Compression test Compressing over the flexor retinaculum Reproduction of symptom within 1 min
Phalen’s + compression test Compressing over the flexor retinaculum while flexing the wrist to the maximum affordable with compression Reproduction of symptom within 1 min
Arm raising test Raising whole arm straight above the head Reproduction of symptom within 1 min