Have you developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, is a relatively common condition that can strike anyone, at any age or stage of their lives. It doesn’t discriminate between gender, occupation or age and once affected by the condition, the effects on the individual can be profound. You may be best off talking to our injury solicitors in Edgcumbe about how you can claim compensation for your injuries. Compensation could help you pay for much needed treatment.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the median nerve in the wrist becoming compressed. It is uncertain what exactly causes this nerve to become compressed in the first instance, but certain factors can increase the likelihood of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome developing.
- a family history of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- a previous wrist injury
- pregnancy although it does tend to disappear one the baby has been born
- pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
- repetitive and strenuous use of the wrist
What are the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve controls sensation and movement of the fingers and once this becomes damaged, movement is painful and sensation is altered. The Carpal Tunnel itself consists of a band of tough, fibrous tissue that acts like a pulley to move the fingers and once this becomes inflamed, wrist movements are difficult and painful.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause the patient to have restricted function and movement in the wrist. They may be unable to grip using the thumb and be unable to perform fine motor movements which can restrict independence. Symptoms could include:
- Pain in the fingers and wrist
- Changes in sensation over the fingers
- Pins and needles in the fingers
- Lack of function of the fingers
- Restricted movement and fine motor control
What is the treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
- Wrist support
- Wrist splints
- Corticosteroid injection into the joint
- Surgical intervention to relieve the pressure on the median nerve
Claiming for your injury using injury solicitors in Edgcumbe
As long as the injury was caused by an accident or incident within the last 3 years’, that wasn’t caused by your own fault, then you may make a legal claim for personal injury compensation using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in Edgcumbe.
Our team of helpful and friendly advisors can answer any queries that you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim. Call our dedicated telephone helpline to speak to an advisor and receive no-obligation advice and relevant guidance for your claim. Should you wish to proceed, then our injury solicitors in Edgcumbe will be pleased to process the claim for you on your behalf on a no-win, no-fee basis. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now.
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Date Published: 17th December 2013
Author: David Brown