Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common type of repetitive stress injury that results from repeating the same motion for long periods of time. Typing and writing are two common activities that can lead to CTS if a person practices poor technique or does not pay attention to symptoms. Like most ailments, some people are more susceptible to developing CTS than others. Knowing the signs of CTS and what you can do if you develop the injury can help you to detect it early on and prepare yourself for the possibility of necessary treatment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops when the tendons in the wrist become enflamed and put pressure on the median nerve. This compression can cause a patient to feel any of the following symptoms, with greater aggravation and pain as the swelling increases:
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you may be afflicted with CTS.
Anyone who suspects that they may be developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should consult with an experienced medical professional as soon as possible. A physician can determine if you are experiencing CTS and can refer you to physical therapy for treatment. Other types of treatment are also available, and it may be in your interest to research your options before starting a treatment regimen.
If you have developed CTS while working on the job or because of another type of strain or accident, consider consulting with a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your injury-related costs.
To learn more about repetitive strain injuries and personal injury liability, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.