Do you need experienced injury solicitors in Kendal?
You may be thinking about looking for experienced injury solicitors in Kendal if you have been injured in an accident that can be proven not to have been your fault. You may also be looking for them if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove was the result of someone else’s negligence.
Have you developed painful carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition which affects people of all ages and backgrounds. The causes of this condition are still unclear, despite research into this debilitating condition. Many medical practitioners can only treat the symptoms and not the cause.
Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to affect more women than men, although the reasons why this should be the case are still uncertain.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the term given to a collection of symptoms which are caused by the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve is responsible for sensation and movement of the fingers, and once compressed pain and lack of sensation occur.
The carpal tunnel is a series of small bones which are attached to a tough fibrous tendon, which acts as a pulley to move the fingers of the hand.
Are you at risk?
Certain risk factors have been isolated which may increase your predisposition to developing this painful and often distressing condition, including:
- Pregnancy, which increases the risk by 50%;
- A family history of the condition;
- Pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis;
- Repetitive and prolonged use of the wrist; and
- A previous wrist injury.
Can carpal tunnel syndrome be treated?
Yes. This painful condition is usually treated in the first instance with painkillers and rest of the affected wrist. If unsuccessful, a wrist splint may be provided to support the wrist and allow for a limited range of movement. Corti-costeroid injections are given to relieve the pain of the compression of the nerve, although these aren’t always successful.
If symptoms persist further, surgical procedures are carried out to relieve the pressure of the median nerve and allow the wrist to heal.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
If you have been injured as the result of an incident or accident and developed carpal tunnel syndrome within the last three years, then you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s experienced injury solicitors in Kendal.
You can call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline. Alternatively you can ring us on 0333 500 0993 if you call from a mobile.
If you like, we can phone you if you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010.
Call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice about your potential claim.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown