Have you got symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Can you make an injury claim in Talgarth?
Are you at a higher risk?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can affect anyone of any age. However, it has been found to be more common in women than men and there are certain high risk categories that have been identified which may mean that you are more susceptible to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. These include:
- if you have suffered a wrist injury
- a family history of carpal tunnel syndrome
- repetitive and strenuous work with the wrist
- pre existing conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage of small bones and tough tendon which act as a pulley to allow the fingers to bend. It is unclear why the median nerve becomes compressed, however the symptoms can become debilitating and severely restrict the normal movement and functioning of the hand, wrist and fingers.
- Symptoms can develop gradually over a period of time and they are usually worse at night which can affect sleep and cause insomnia to develop.
- Symptoms can include pins and needles, numbness, pain or a dull ache in the hand or arm and weakness in the thumb.
Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome
It is important to consult a medical practitioner for a physical examination to ascertain if you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. If symptoms are mild, you may consider painkillers, rest and a wrist splint to support the affected wrist. If moderate symptoms are present then the doctor may suggest a corticosteroid injection to relieve the pain of the compressed median nerve. However, if symptoms do not improve and they are having a substantial effect on your daily life then you may consider surgery to alleviate the compression of the median nerve. Afterwards, a period of rehabilitation may be required to regain full function and movement of the wrist and hand.
Making your injury claim in Talgarth
If you have suffered the pain and discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome caused as a result of an accident or incident at work through a repetitive and strenuous procedure, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Talgarth.
Call the leading experts in processing personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline, who can handle your questions in a friendly and helpful manner over the phone. With a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week they are available to answer your queries whenever you call. Their legal partners all work on 100% compensation no win no fee* basis, so why not go on line and see if you are eligible to make an injury claim in Talgarth and take part in their unique 30 second on line test today?
Date Published: 26th September 2013
Author: David Brown