Developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Follow our guide to claiming with the injury lawyers of Willenhall!
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) is a common condition which may affect people of all backgrounds and ages. If the condition is not diagnosed soon after the onset of symptoms, then the condition may worsen and become more debilitating.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the median nerve which is located in the wrist, becoming compressed. It is unclear quite what causes the nerve to become compressed initially, but it can result in a loss of sensation and movement of the fingers. The carpal tunnel is made up of small bones and a tough fibrous band of tendon which can pull the fingers, allowing movement. If the median nerve becomes compressed, then this movement is compromised.
What are the symptoms of this condition?
The symptoms may develop gradually over a long period of time. Early diagnosis may help with establishing a treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and avoid long term intervention.
- pins and needles sensation develops in the fingers
- the thumb becomes weak and loses grip
- a dull ache develops in the hand or arm
Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hereditary?
Certain factors have been identified which can increase your risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; one of which is a family history of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Other factors include:
- pregnancy – many pregnant women develop CTS
- previous wrist injuries
- diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
- repetitive and strenuous work with the hands
What is the prognosis for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The prognosis is reasonably good and many cases disappear without treatment. Simple self-help measures can alleviate symptoms and pregnant women may find that the condition improves three months after birth.
What is the treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
- Mild cases may be treated with wrist splints and injections of corticosteroid which may improve the symptoms
- Surgery may be offered to patients with severe symptoms to relieve the pressure on the median nerve
- If surgery is chosen, then there may be a period of recuperation afterwards.
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