Painful and debilitating symptoms caused by a work related injury?
As we spend more and more of our lives working, it is perhaps not surprising that injuries can occur in our working environments, regardless of where and when we work. Infact, the number of work related accidents have risen in recent years despite improvements in Health and Safety legislation. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one condition that can have devastating effects on the movement and sensitivity of the fingers, thumb and hand and even extend upwards to the arms, affecting a person’s livelihood and lifestyle.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating condition which can affect people of all ages and all backgrounds. The condition may develop gradually, over a long period of time and symptoms may become worse if work is continued which exacerbates the symptoms further.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a difficult condition to predict, as it remains unclear what exactly causes the symptoms to develop initially. The effects of the condition are that the median nerve running through the carpal tunnel of small bones becomes compressed, causing the distressing symptoms to develop.
The median nerve is responsible for the sensation and movement of the fingers, thumb and hand. A tough band of tendon at the end of the carpal tunnel acts like a pulley and moves the fingers. Once the median nerve has become compressed, symptoms become to become apparent.
- Severe pain in the fingers, thumb and wrist
- Severe discomfort in the fingers, thumb and wrist
- Lack of sensation in the fingers, thumb and wrist
- Inability to move the fingers, thumb and wrist
- Stiffness in the fingers, thumb and wrist
Are there any factors which may increase the risk of developing this condition?
Yes, certain factors have been identified which may increase the likelihood of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. These include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Previous wrist injury
- Intensive, repetitive and strenuous use of the wrist over an extensive period of time
Claiming for your Perth accident at work compensation
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You will be notified over the phone by one of their team of helpful advisers if you are eligible to claim your entitlement to Perth accident at work compensation, without delay.
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Date Published: 2nd October 2014