Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When the nerve from the forearm into the palm of the hand is repeatedly pressed or squeezed, individuals may suffer carpal tunnel syndrome. Although there are genetic factors that influence who is most likely to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, repeatedly performing the same movement or activity every day can put additional unnecessary stress on the median nerve and the tendons in the carpal tunnel.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome because of the motions you repeatedly do at work, we can help you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you need. At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we have more than 30 years of experience providing hurt people and their families in Greensboro and throughout central North Carolina with the personalized service they need at every step of the legal process.
Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome have symptoms that start gradually and continually get more severe. Common symptoms include feelings of burning, tingling or itching, and numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers. Other people say that their fingers feel swollen and useless, even though there is no visible swelling.
Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Individuals can suffer carpal tunnel syndrome from repeatedly performing the same motions. However, some activities (such as having wrists clenched on the steering wheel during a car accident) can cause carpal tunnel immediately. Other activities that can cause carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Using scissors in a textile plant
- Practicing a musical instrument
- Using a jackhammer
Learn more about the workers’ compensation benefits an experienced lawyer can help you receive. Attorney Jay Gervasi is available for free initial consultations and can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.