Can you imagine not being able to use your hands? Can you imagine suffering an injury that leaves you with a decreased ability to take care of yourself and perform everyday tasks? When you injure one or both of your hands, you not only will be left out of your favorite sport, you will be left out of life.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem that affects the hands and wrists. Symptoms begin when the median nerve gets squeezed inside the carpal tunnel of the wrist (a medical condition known as nerve entrapment). Any condition that decreases the size of the carpal tunnel or enlarges the tissues inside the tunnel can produce the symptoms of CTS.
CTS has received a lot of attention in recent years because of suggestions that it may be linked with occupations that require repeated use of the hands, such as typing on a computer keyboard or doing assembly work. Actually, many people develop this condition regardless of the type of work they do. Yet, regardless of the cause, we can help you find a solution.
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is not limited to just tennis players. The backhand swing in tennis can strain the muscles and tendons of the elbow in a way that leads to tennis elbow. But many other types of repetitive activities can also lead to tennis elbow: painting with a brush or roller, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools are just a few examples. Any activities that repeatedly stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of tennis elbow. Tennis player or not, we can help get your elbow feeling better through our physical therapy practices.