Suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome and need help to make an injury claim in Sydenham?
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects more women than men, yet can affect people of all ages. The symptoms can start gradually and may be worse at night initially. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes:
- A tingling sensation in the hand and fingers
- Weakness in the thumb
- Dull ache in the hand and fingers
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve. This controls movement and sensation in the hand and fingers. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage of small bones and fibrous tissue in the wrist and it acts as a pulley for the tendons to bend the fingers.
It isn’t clear what causes the compression of the median nerve. However, there are several factors which are known to increase the risk of developing the condition:
- Family history of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist injuries
- Repetitive and strenuous work to the wrist
- Diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis as pre-existing conditions are known to increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome developing
Treating carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treating in a number of ways, depending on the severity of the condition. For mild cases, treatment may include:
- Self help techniques such as rest
For moderate cases, treatment may include:
- Wrist splints
- Corticosteroid injections to relieve the pain
For severe cases, treatment may include:
- Surgical intervention such as relieving the pressure on the median nerve to alleviate the debilitating and painful symptoms
Making your injury claim in Sydenham
If you have suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome through an accident or incident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be eligible to make an injury claim in Sydenham for carpal tunnel syndrome. Let the highly successful, leading providers of personal injury compensation claims, the Accident Advice Helpline, assist you in making your injury claim in Sydenham. Call the experts for no obligation, dependable and accountable advice to help you decide if you wish to proceed with your injury claim. With legal partners working on their behalf on 100% compensation no win, no fee* basis, you can be confident that your claim is in safe and professional hands.
Their helpful and friendly advisers can answer your queries quickly and effectively over the phone, leaving you to concentrate on your treatment and recovery. Let Accident Advice Helpline take the strain out of making your injury claim in Sydenham.
Date Published: 24th September 2013
Author: David Brown