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Could you still play sports like tennis if you have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Should not be a problem.

In brief: Yes

Should not be a problem.
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Dr. Chris Oh
Yes - but you could certainly exacerbate it so be careful.
Dr. Christopher Henley
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but...

If you have carpal tunnel in your serving wrist, playing may worsen the symptoms.
You can play, but you may worsen the symptoms and the nerve compression. Even tight gripping with the opposite hand may contribute to more stress and strain on the flexor tendons around the nerve and make symptoms worse there, too. See a hand surgeon if your symptoms are not getting better.

In brief: Yes but...

If you have carpal tunnel in your serving wrist, playing may worsen the symptoms.
You can play, but you may worsen the symptoms and the nerve compression. Even tight gripping with the opposite hand may contribute to more stress and strain on the flexor tendons around the nerve and make symptoms worse there, too. See a hand surgeon if your symptoms are not getting better.
Dr. Christopher Henley
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Dr. David Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

Tennis does not typically aggravate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you find the symptoms are getting worse after you play i would recommend limiting the amount of tennis.

In brief: Yes

Tennis does not typically aggravate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you find the symptoms are getting worse after you play i would recommend limiting the amount of tennis.
Dr. David Tuckman
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