Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, is a repetitive stress injury that is very common in administrative work settings. It is caused by the compression of the median nerve that travels through the Carpal Tunnel. The Carpal Tunnel is a passageway running through the wrist that houses nerves and the wrists flexor muscles. Typing is a very common work related activity that can induce CTS over a period of time. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically effect the hands due to the fact that the Carpal Tunnel and median nerve run through the lower part of the arm and into the wrist.
Signs and Symptoms of CTS
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is normally characterized by pain in the wrist and a feeling of numbness or tingling in the effected hand. The numbness and tingling, also referred to as pins and needles, is often times experienced in the thumb, index & middle fingers as the median nerve innervates them. Pain in the hand and wrist are also common in people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. To a lesser extent a loss of grip strength is documented in more severe cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Other cases of CTS have shown pain radiating up the effected arm and edema, or swelling, of the hand. The swelling may worsen during nighttime.
How an Orange County Workers Compensation Lawyer Can Help You
Being injured at work, regardless of how severe, takes some time to recover from. During the time it takes you to recover you can be faced with mounting medical bills, therapy charges and medication costs. You may be under financial strain since you are unable to work and earn a paycheck. You may be in pain, physical discomfort and your quality of life may be lessened compared to what it was prior to you getting injured. A skilled Orange County Work Related Accident Lawyer can help you through this trying time. They can focus on recovering financial compensation and medical benefits for you. This will allow you to focus on recovering and getting back to daily life.
Contact an Orange County Workers Compensation Lawyer
In addition to the signs and symptoms listed above, a good history outlining your professional activities on a daily basis can also help to determine if you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you feel you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a result of working it may make sense to contact Orange County Workers Compensation Lawyer Shaun Cunningham at (949) 391-3725.