Work-induced carpal tunnel syndrome

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Updated: 4/13/2007 3:37 pm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the descriptive diagnosis given by medical doctors for injury to that portion of the wrist and lower arm where the carpal tunnel is situated. The carpal tunnel houses the median nerve and nine tendons that control movement of the thumb, forefinger, middle finger and half of the ring finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of several repetitive strain injuries that is caused by repetitive, forceful, quick, and uninterrupted tasks common to certain types of workers, such as word processors and keyboard operators. Repetitive movements can cause swelling around the tendons in the carpal tunnel, putting pressure on the median nerve. This compression causes carpal tunnel syndrome. Typical symptoms range from a tingling or numbness in the fingers, to pain, clumsiness, dropping items, loss of grip strength, and eventually paralysis of the affected thumb and fingers. If you have a repetitive type job and your doctor has diagnosed your conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, you should contact an experienced trial attorney so that you may understand your rights under the state where you are employed. For more information on work-induced carpal tunnel syndrome, contact a qualified attorney.

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