Changing Concepts for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Powerlifting Athletes with DisabilitiesArtikel in mehreren Sprachen: português | English
Objective To examine the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in powerlifting athletes with disabilities.
Methods The present study evaluated the presence and intensity of pain (numerical scale), nocturnal paresthesia (self-report), and nerve compression (Tinel and Phalen signs) in wheelchair- and non-wheelchair-bound powerlifting athletes with disabilities. The clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome was confirmed by the presence of two or more signs/symptoms.
Results In total, 29 powerlifting athletes with disabilities were evaluated. None of the athletes reported the presence of pain or nocturnal paresthesia. The Tinel sign was present in 1 (3.45%) wheelchair-bound athlete. A positive Phalen test was present in 3 (10.35%) athletes (1 wheelchair-bound and 2 non-wheelchair-bound). Concurrent positive Tinel sign and Phalen sign tests were found in 2 (6.89%) athletes (1 wheelchair-bound and 1 non-wheelchair-bound).
Conclusion Carpal tunnel syndrome was clinically diagnosed in 2 (6.89%) out of 29 powerlifting athletes with disabilities.
Eingereicht: 10. Februar 2019
Angenommen: 27. Januar 2020
15. Oktober 2020 (online)
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