Developed painful carpal tunnel syndrome? Need expert injury lawyers in Telford?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that can affect people of all ages and all backgrounds. CTS is a painful and debilitating condition that affects the wrist and can lead to long-term injury, although it can be reversed if treated correctly.
What causes CTS to develop?
The condition is caused by the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve controls the sensation and movement in the fingers. The carpal tunnel consists of eight small bones and a band of tough and fibrous tendon, which acts as a pulley to move the fingers. However, it is unclear what exactly causes the median nerve to become compressed, but it is quite often a work-related condition.
There are a number of known risk factors for developing CTS, including:
- A family history of CTS;
- A previous wrist injury;
- A pre-existing condition such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis;
- Pregnancy, but it normally disappears after the birth; and
- Strenuous and repetitive work with the wrist, such as the constant use of a keyboard.
The symptoms of CTS
- Pins and needles in the fingers;
- Pain that is worse at night;
- Weakness in the thumb; and
- A dull ache in the hand or arm.
Treatment for CTS
The treatment for CTS depends on the severity of the condition.
- Mild symptoms can be treated with rest and painkillers.
- Moderate symptoms can be treated with wrist splints and corticosteroid injections.
- Severe symptoms may need to be treated with surgical intervention to relieve the compression on the median nerve.
Making your claim for carpal tunnel syndrome
If you have developed the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome then it is important that you seek a medical opinion, in order to establish a diagnosis and obtain advice. Accident Advice Helpline are a leading team of expert advisers and professional injury lawyers in Telford who can offer no-obligation free legal advice and guidance about making a personal injury compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Our 24 hours a day, seven days a week helpline can answer any queries you may have about using expert injury lawyers in Telford and explain the compensation claims process. Once you have all the up-to-date information you require, it is left up to you to decide if you wish to proceed with your injury claim for carpal tunnel syndrome.
We offer a unique 30-second online test where you can establish quickly if you are eligible to make a legal compensation claim and get an estimate of the amount you may potentially be awarded. Why not go online and take the claims challenge? Alternatively give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown