Carpal tunnel syndrome is something most people will be familiar with. Indeed many people will have suffered from it at one time or another, depending on what they do and how prone they are to being affected by the symptoms that define this condition.
Most people find the condition is worse at night, at least to begin with. You may wake up in the morning with pins and needles in one or both hands. Certain tasks may make the condition worse, depending on what you do. The condition is called this because it affects the carpal tunnel. This is a passageway that is present in each wrist. It is commonly known that repetitive work makes it more likely that the median nerve that passes through the tunnel will be compressed. Other conditions and situations can lead to this happening as well, and when it does you will experience the numb feeling and pins and needles that are commonly associated with this condition.
Sometimes you can do things yourself that will lessen your symptoms and ease the pain you might feel with the condition. At other times you may require treatment to make sure you don’t suffer any more than is necessary.
How would your life be affected if you were not diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome promptly?
A failure to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to the symptoms getting worse over time. You may start by having occasional tingling sensations in your hands and fingers, but eventually it could lead to numbness and the inability to type or perform other daily tasks. Needless to say this could affect your ability to work and do all kinds of other things around the home and in every area of your life.
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The main thing to remember if you did experience a failure to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome is to get some professional advice. We expect the best from our medical professionals and here at Accident Advice Helpline we can determine whether medical negligence was involved. Call our free 24/7 enquiry line now on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you do have a case against those who were involved in your medical situation and diagnosis. There is never any obligation to bring a no win, no fee case so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with our team today.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown