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Can Carpal Tunnel Disorder Be Related to Work?

The short answer is – yes.

For literally decades, medical journals have documented the relationship between repetitive work functions and carpal tunnel syndrome. (See, for example, europepmc.org)

According to MedicineNet.Com, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is described as:

Compression and irritation of the median nerve as it passes under the transverse carpal ligament in the wrist. Abbreviated CTS. CTS can be due to trauma from repetitive work, such as that of retail checkers and cashiers, assembly line workers, meat packers, typists, writers, and accountants.”

The article describes typical symptoms as:

“……numbness, tingling, a ‘pins and needles’ feeling especially at night in the hand, particularly in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. CTS can also cause wrist pain, weakness in the grip, and a feeling of hand incoordination. In some cases, the pain seems to migrate up from the wrist and into the arm, shoulder, and neck. (Medicinenet.com.)”

Medical treatment can range from job modifications to, in the most severe cases, surgery. 

If you are facing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome due to work activities, it is important to get advice to learn about your potential rights. If you have already reported the injury and are not getting the medical treatment you deserve, feel from to call us to arrange a confidential and free consultation at 714-547-5025. 

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