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Carpal tunnel syndrome starts with pins and needles in the index and middle fingers, so mild to start with, you probably won’t even realise you have the condition. Then you start to get burning and tingling sensations and the fingers may become painful, sometimes the pain even travels up your forearm. Eventually, the fingers, and possibly the palm of your hand go numb, and by this time you will know something is wrong. Talk to us today if you need free claims advice in Ratho.
Injury lawyers in Ratho tell you more about carpal tunnel syndrome
The good thing about this condition, unlike many other industrial illnesses, is that it is curable, and should leave no long term effects.
The problem actually originates in the wrist. The main nerve to the hand runs through a tunnel made of eight small bones, called the carpal bones, and tendons. If this nerve becomes compressed, carpal tunnel syndrome develops. Most cases of this, but not all, are work related, some of the causes being:
- Constant use of a keyboard
- Prolonged use of vibrating tools
- Repeated direct pressure to the base of the palm
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
- Regular forceful pinch grips
- Heavy lifting
As part of their duty of care, employers should try to prevent this condition. Any of these actions carried out repeatedly is likely to cause carpal tunnel syndrome and you may want to make a personal injury compensation claim, using injury lawyers in Ratho.
Treating carpal tunnel syndrome
Firstly, you should try to discover what action is causing the problem, and stop it immediately. Then you need to rest the wrist to give it time to heal. Painkillers may help and a wrist splint at night, when the condition worsens, may be useful as well. At its worst, minor surgery is carried out to release the pressure on the nerve.
For some reason, and its not really known why, women are more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome than men, particularly if they are pregnant. It does tend to disappear once the baby s born. Other susceptible groups are the over 50’s and diabetics.
You might need to speak to injury lawyers in Ratho
If you have contracted this condition, and you believe it is through the negligence of your employer, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury compensation claim.
Any accident that was not your fault, but your were injured, comes with in the scope of personal injuries claims, and in contacting us you are contacting the experts. We have been helping claimants to get their compensation for over 13 years, and have been very successful – now let us help you.
If you want to make a personal injury compensation claim, you should call our freephone number, 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors who will give you free legal advice regarding your claim. Or you can try the 30-second test on our website. This will not only let you know if your claim is valid, but will also give you a rough idea of how much your injury is worth. Talk to us as soon as possible if you do need free claims advice in Ratho.