Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Marked by pain, numbness, burning, and tingling in the fingers, wrists, and hands, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the tendons and ligaments of the wrist. Repetitive movement, such as typing, aggravates the condition, eventually making it difficult for a person to grip objects or make a fist.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Although people who have been pregnant, have diabetes, or are obese are at higher risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, many people develop the condition as a result of work-related cumulative trauma (also see work injury accidents).
Some common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Numbness and tingling in hand
- Burning sensation
- Weakness of hand
- Sharp pains in forearm
- Wasting (atrophy) of hand muscles
Contact an Attorney
If you suffer from occupationally caused Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Time may be limited to file your claim so contact a lawyer today to learn more about your legal rights.
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