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Could badminton, or similar exercises like tennis/racquetball help with wrist pain or carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Strenous and repetitive activities can exacerbate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Rest and anti inflammatories will help.

In brief: Probably not

Strenous and repetitive activities can exacerbate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Rest and anti inflammatories will help.
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Carpal Tunnel

The theory with exercise is to "work out the pain, " like many pro athletes do.
But the inflammation from the repetitive wrist injury needs to be addressed, which is why the pro athletes combine a regimen of therapy and exercise. Nsaids may reduce the inflammation and ice the area after exercise, and see if that helps. Otherwise, you may not be able to exercise until you tackle the inflammation.

In brief: Carpal Tunnel

The theory with exercise is to "work out the pain, " like many pro athletes do.
But the inflammation from the repetitive wrist injury needs to be addressed, which is why the pro athletes combine a regimen of therapy and exercise. Nsaids may reduce the inflammation and ice the area after exercise, and see if that helps. Otherwise, you may not be able to exercise until you tackle the inflammation.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Badminton

It could help with conditioning.
As far as wrist pain, if done correctly you can improve tone, flexibility, and strength. If done incorrectly, may create tendonitis, cause sprain, etc.

In brief: Badminton

It could help with conditioning.
As far as wrist pain, if done correctly you can improve tone, flexibility, and strength. If done incorrectly, may create tendonitis, cause sprain, etc.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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