Got Carpal Tunnel? Let our team of professional solicitors take the pain out of your claim!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common and painful condition which can affect people of any background and any age. Recent studies have indicated that women may be more susceptible to developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men.
If you have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, and you should speak to your solicitors in Great Dunmow to find out.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops when the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed. The Carpal Tunnel is located in the wrist and consists of a tunnel of small bones and a band of tough fibrous tendon which acts as a pulley to move the fingers. The median nerve controls the sensation and movement of the fingers and once compressed, causes considerable pain and discomfort in the fingers and hand.
What causes this condition to develop?
It is unclear quite what causes this condition to develop initially. However, certain risk factors have been discovered which may increase your likelihood of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at some point.
- A family history of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- A previous wrist injury
- Repetitive and strenuous work using the wrist
What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Symptoms may include:
- Severe pain in the wrist, fingers, thumb and hand
- Pins and needles in the affected fingers, thumb and hand
- Numbness and loss of sensation in the affected fingers, thumb and hand
- Gradual loss of manual dexterity using the fingers for fine motor movements
- Inability to grip and use tools and equipment
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Once diagnosed by a medical practitioner, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be treated with self help or recognised treatments such as:
- Resting the affected wrist as much as possible
- Taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the inflammation of the compressed nerve
- A splint to support the wrist and reduce the inflammation
- A corti-costeroid injection into the wrist to relieve the pain in the joint
- Surgical intervention to relieve the compression of the median nerve
Making a claim for personal injury compensation using our solicitors in Great Dunmow
If you have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The expert law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, have in excess of 13 years experience of providing no obligation advice and assistance to people who have been injured through no fault of their own, to claim their legal right to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a telephone helpline service that operates hour, to answer your call and provide information about making a personal injury compensation claim.
If you would like to pursue a compensation claim, then their team of personal injury solicitors in Great Dunmow can provide a comprehensive no win no fee claims service on your behalf, handling all aspects of your claim through to its conclusion.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown