Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic & Performance

Dr. Dean Ormsby, Rehab Chiropractor

BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

As an athlete, your body is your means to success. However, the very sports activities that drive you to excel can also result in sports injuries, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In athletes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can present unique challenges that require an expert's attention, like that of a rehab chiropractor, to assess, diagnose, and provide the most effective treatment approach for your specific situation. No two athletes are the same, and each case of CTS requires personalized care to achieve the best possible outcome.

Signs & Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can manifest itself in various ways and intensify with time if left untreated. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Wrist pain: This is often the first sign of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A dull, nagging ache may develop in your wrist, making it difficult to perform even the simplest tasks.
  • Hand pain and weakness: As CTS progresses, you may experience pain, weakness, and cramping in your hand, interfering with your ability to grip objects tightly or perform fine motor skills.
  • Finger numbness: CTS can cause numbness in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers, making everyday tasks like buttoning a shirt or writing extremely challenging.
  • Tingling sensations: Tingling or "pins-and-needles" sensations in your hand and fingers can also be a sign of CTS.

These challenges can significantly impact an athlete's performance, leading to frustration, missed opportunities, and even career setbacks. Untreated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can lead to permanent nerve damage, muscle atrophy, and chronic pain.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression or irritation of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Common root causes of CTS, especially in athletes, include repetitive hand and wrist motions, poor ergonomics, and overuse. However, each situation is unique and requires individual attention from a rehab chiropractor to accurately diagnose the cause, recommend appropriate measures, and devise a tailored treatment plan.

When To Seek The Advice of a Rehab Chiropractor

Q: How do I know if my wrist pain is due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A: It's essential to consult a rehab chiropractor who can assess your specific situation, perform a thorough examination, and determine if your symptoms are indeed caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Q: What treatment options are available for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in athletes? A: A rehab chiropractor can provide various treatment options, including CTS exercises, physical therapy, splinting, and, in severe cases, surgery. The treatment plan will be tailored to your unique situation.

Q: How can I prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as an athlete? A: A rehab chiropractor can advise on preventative measures, such as proper wrist and hand stretches, ergonomic equipment, and training modifications to reduce the risk of CTS.

Q: How long does it take to recover from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A: Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment method. A rehab chiropractor can give you a realistic timeline based on your specific circumstances.

Q: Can I continue participating in my sport while undergoing treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A: A rehab chiropractor will assess your situation and recommend the best course of action to allow you to continue participating in your sport while ensuring effective treatment and minimizing the risk of further injury.


Visit Us

Don't let Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hold you back from reaching your athletic potential. Visit our rehab chiropractic clinic, where our experienced team will assess your unique situation and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Benefit from our expertise in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in athletes and regain your strength, flexibility, and pain-free performance. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a successful recovery.

Dr Dean, Rehab Chiropractor, at the Synergy Performance Institute

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

• We will take the time to truly understand your problem and listen.

• You will be given a clear plan of care unique to your specific situation.

• We will spend an hour with you one on one providing chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy and rehab.

• We will focus on getting you an outcome not just pain relief.

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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