Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can come as a surprise to most workers.
When it comes to work place injuries, a lot of people do not tend to realize that they are developing an injury every single day. Unlike a trip or fall that shows signs of work place injury instantly, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is slightly different. This is something that develops over time and might not show up for 10 years. So when it does eventually show up, it can be a hard task to determine exactly what the injury has been a result of.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is something that develops when pressure builds up and leans on the median nerve. This is the nerve that is located in the wrist that is essential. It provides not only feeling, but also movement to all of the important parts of the hand like the muscles and joints. Any damage to the median nerve will cause things such as numbness and may even lead to long term muscles damage.
As Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is something that builds up over time, determining what exactly caused it can be a difficult thing to do.
Some may think that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome developed in the work place and therefore is a work place injury; and visa versa. The reality is that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome takes time to develop and can happen for a number of reasons.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injury actually have some similarities.
People that have developed an injury in the work place from repetitive actions will find that they develop one of the above. Things such as typing, painting and sewing are all things that might help to develop this work place injury. There are lots of tests that a doctor can do to see how the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome developed, which will help an individual determine whether they are entitled to any cash from their employer for this if it is a work based injury.
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