Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms? Find out how to claim compensation in St James today
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects people of all ages and all backgrounds.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and distressing condition which can limit activities through the loss of function of the wrist. It is unclear what causes carpal tunnel syndrome to develop, however certain risk factors have been identified including:
- A family history of the condition
- A previous wrist injury
- Repetitive and strenuous activity using the wrist
- Pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the name given to the condition in which the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed causing severe pain. The symptoms develop over a period of time and are often worse at night, leading to sleep disturbances. The median nerve is responsible for the sensation and movement of the fingers.
The carpal tunnel is located in the wrist and it is made up of eight small bones and a band of tough, fibrous tendon which acts as a pulley to move the fingers.
What are the symptoms?
Carpal tunnel syndrome should be diagnosed by a medical practitioner in the first instance to rule out other types of injury, but you may suffer:
- Pain and discomfort in the fingers, hand and wrist
- Pins and needles in the fingers
- Weakness in the thumb
- Dry skin in the affected area
- A dull ache in the hand or arm
Is the condition treatable without surgery?
Yes, carpal tunnel syndrome is treatable without resorting to invasive surgery if the symptoms remain mild to moderate. In these cases, the treatment may involve:
- Wrist splints
However, if symptoms worsen, then surgical intervention may be the best option for long term relief. Surgery would relieve the compression on the median nerve and allow the fingers to move easier.
How do I claim for carpal tunnel syndrome?
To find out more about making a personal injury compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, just call the leading experts, Accident Advice Helpline for no obligation free legal advice about claiming with their injury lawyers in St James’s. Over the last 15+ years, we have helped many thousands of victims claim the compensation they were entitled to.
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