Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which affects the wrists and can happen to anyone, affecting your ability to do simple daily tasks. The condition can vary in severity, from a numbness or tingling pain to complete incapacitation, but whichever level of severity with which you are coping will still make it difficult for you to get on with your life in the way that you would want to. Here are some tips for dealing with this diagnosis:
- Rest your wrists. As often as you can, give your wrists a break so that they can rest and stop the pain from getting worse. This may mean changing the way in which you do certain things, or learning to work one-handed for certain tasks.
- Try a wrist support. You can buy a brace or wrist support in most pharmacies, and if you wear this at night and during the day when you feel you need it, it will offer your wrist support and stop the nerve from being pinched.
- Try ice. Place an ice pack against the wrist when it is hurting, to naturally bring down the pain and stop any swelling or further injury.
- Prop up your arm in bed. Use pillows or cushions to prop up the wrist which is hurting while you are asleep. This will stop you from rolling and injuring your wrist any further, and will help to ease the pain whilst you are in bed.
- Take lots of breaks from work. Especially if you work at a computer, you should take breaks every 15 minutes to stop you overworking your already damaged wrist.
Finding good solicitors in Barking
If you have suffered an injury or illness, and you feel that it has been caused by your employer or someone other than yourself, claiming compensation can be a good way for you to make up for lost wages and pay for medical bills. You will need to find good solicitors in Barking in order to make a claim, and also speak to someone in advance to find out whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about what has happened to you and why you feel that it is the fault of someone else. The team will give you an idea of whether or not you have a good case, and tell you more about the claims process so you can understand what will happen next.
You are under no obligation to proceed after this phone call, but if you do decide to go ahead with your claim then you will be passed over to our solicitors in Barking, who will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Barking will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 6th April 2014
Author: Emma Matthews