blog home Personal Injury Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and You

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and You

By Breyer Law Offices on March 14, 2013

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common types of repetitive motion injuries suffered today, next to lower back injuries. If you work in an occupation or enjoy hobbies that require constant use of your hands, you may be susceptible to serious injuries that can impede your work and ability to earn a living, enjoy your hobbies and lead a productive and enjoyable life.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by inflammation in the median nerves that connects your forearm to your wrist. The inflammation causes swelling that puts pressure on your median nerve and results in serious numbness, pain, reduced gripping power, and tingling in your hands, wrists, or fingers. People who are most susceptible to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are typists, writers, piano players and other musicians, and even some people that have diabetes, thyroid problems and other medical issues.

How You’ll Know That You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The best way to determine whether or not you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is to visit your doctor and have tests done to determine the source of your pain and other problems. The most common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involve those listed previously, like numbness or tingling in your hands, wrists or fingers, reduced gripping power and pain. Other symptoms that may help you decide it’s time to go to the doctor include a decreased sense of feeling in your fingers or your thumb, pain when holding your wrist in a bent position or other painful sensations up your forearm.

How to Prevent and Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or are trying to prevent it, there are several ways that you can reduce the amount of pressure and inflammation in your wrists and forearms. Here are some of the best ways to protect your arms, your livelihood and your quality of life: 

  • Give yourself and your hands plenty of rest and ice.
  • Elevate your wrists when they’re not in use to reduce inflammation.
  • Consider wearing compression gloves to help reduce and prevent inflammation.
  • Take anti-inflammatory medications to help with your pain and inflammation. Your doctor can prescribe these medications or you may consider over the counter options, like Aleve.
  • In severe cases, you may need surgery to relieve the pressure, pain and inflammation caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Related Articles:

Call today for a free consultation
(602) 457-6222 (623) 455-6603 (480) 588-8508 (520) 308-6762
Attorney Representation in Phoenix Arizona Since 1996

Disclaimer: The information offered by Breyer Law Offices and contained herein, regarding Arizona statutes and claimants' rights is general in scope and should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact an attorney for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Arizona.

© 2019 Breyer Law Offices, P.C. - All rights reserved. Serving all areas of Arizona including Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler, Mesa and Glendale.

Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Locations: East Valley Phoenix - 3840 E. Ray Road, Phoenix AZ 85044Avondale - 12725 W. Indian School Road, Suite E-101, Avondale, AZ 85323Tucson - 2 East Congress Street, Suite 900, Tucson, AZ 85701Phoenix - 15715 S. 46th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048Mesa - 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 1026, Mesa, AZ 85206Phoenix - 2942 N. 24th Street, Suite 114, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Website, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS ConsultingSLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap