Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Due To Repetitive Stress
Many people count on the use of their hands to do their jobs: People who use computers, cashiers, machinists, bakers, hair stylists, electricians and many more.
Unfortunately, overuse of the hands can cause a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. When someone has carpal tunnel syndrome, it may be difficult or impossible to continue working in the same position. Continuing to use the hands and wrists could cause even more damage to the area.
At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we represent injured workers from our office in San Bernardino. Talk to a workers’ compensation attorney in a free consultation by calling 800-658-6851.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when excess pressure is placed on the median nerve, which runs through the wrist. Overuse of the wrists and hands – often due to heavy computer use or repetitive motions – can cause inflammation and pressure in the wrist.
What Are Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve runs from the shoulders, through the arms, and into the hands. Pressure on the median nerve in the wrist can cause symptoms, including:
- Pain in the wrist, hands and forearm
- Hand weakness and clumsiness
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers
The median nerve affects the thumb, pointer finger, middle finger and the inner half of the ring finger. The outer half of the ring finger and the little finger are controlled by the ulnar nerve.
Free Consultation: Talk To A Lawyer About Your Injury
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that the right steps are taken.