Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from continuous pressure on the median nerve which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand. The median nerve controls sensations and movement of the thumb, fingers, and impulses to small muscles in the hand. The tendons of the carpal tunnel protect the median nerve.
When the tendons are agitated, people may experience sharp pain and tightening that debilitates daily tasks. Severe carpal tunnel syndrome has trouble deciphering between hot and cold.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Open release surgery
• Endoscopic surgery
• Anti-Inflammatory drugs
• Acupuncture and chiropractic
• Physical therapy and stretching
How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Straighten wrists when typing
• Exchange hands during repetitive movements
• Use your whole hand when gripping objects
• Yoga and stretching exercises
• Wear a splint to hold a neutral position
Bailey and Yarmo, LLP, represents clients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the workplace. Surgery can be costly but can help you function normally again. Mild treatment includes anti-inflammatory drugs, rest and a splint. He or she should temporarily avoid the task that aggravated the injury.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may prevent you from performing your job. We seek settlements for lost wages and doctor’s bills to get back to work The Law Offices of Bailey and Yarmo represents Central Oregonians who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.