Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

woman with carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not confined to one industry, though it is often seen in manufacturing, cleaning and meat or fish packing.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is three times more likely in labor intensive job positions rather than data-entry workers.

The injury commonly occurs from strong gripping, repetitive movements of the hand or vibrations. Symptoms initiate gradually. You may first experience burning, tingling, itching or numbness in the palm of your hand and fingers. Grasping small objects or performing manual tasks can then become more difficult.

According to a study by the CCOHS, 614 out 982 supermarket checkers reported symptoms 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.

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