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Everything You Need to Know About Workers Compensation

Employment compensation attorneys who practise almost solely in the workers’ compensation sector and have years of experience in hand and wrist injuries are the ones we suggest. In general, hiring an attorney who has handled a particular type of injury is beneficial because seasoned lawyers are more likely to receive the full benefits for injuries allowed by Illinois law.Do you want to learn more? Visit Law Offices of Joan M Lauricella

A brief description of carpal tunnel syndrome is given below (CTS).

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes

Pregnancy, excessive wrist bending, repetitive forceful gripping of the wrists, typing, menopause, thyroid disease, arthritis, and wrist fractures are all potential causes of carpal tunnel syndrome.

The median nerve, which runs from the wrist to the forearm, is housed in the CTS tube. The tunnel also contains nine tendons that enable fingers to travel by connecting muscles to the wrist bone. Inflammation of the membrane covering those tendons causes discomfort, swelling, and numbness in the side.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

CTS is the most common stress injury in workers compensation, affecting over eight million people around the country. Numbness and pain in the hand that stretches up the arm and through the shoulders are common symptoms, which may cause clumsiness when handling items. If you think you may be suffering from these symptoms, you should see a CTS specialist. A nerve conduction analysis, also known as an EMG, is used to assess if you have this injury. It can, however, be present even if the test results are normal.

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The aim of treatment is to reduce swelling and alleviate pressure on the inflamed membrane and the median nerve. Wrist surgery is less likely to be required if it is detected and treated early.

A doctor can only recommend a splint to prevent the wrists from bending to relieve pressure on the nerve if the condition is detected early. Anti-inflammatory drugs may also be prescribed by doctors to help alleviate swelling and relieve pressure on the nerve. Cortisone injections into the carpal tunnel are used in more serious cases of CTS to alleviate swelling of the membrane.

If medical care fails, surgery will be required. Carpal tunnel surgery is very popular, with over 200,000 procedures performed each year. This procedure is known as a release surgery by doctors. The ligament that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel is cut by a doctor during surgery. A local anaesthetic is used to make the operation painless and avoid the need for patients to stay overnight in the hospital.

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