Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Repetitive Actions at Work
Carpal tunnel syndrome, an injury associated with pain, tension, and discomfort in the wrist and forearm befalls an individual in the workplace who performs the same recurring tasks daily. Office typists, assembly line workers using hand tools, and even checkers in the grocery store are likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome in their work environment. Employees who have been granted workers compensation in California, due to a carpal tunnel injury, often receive the longest period of recovery time. Employers may cover medical costs, disability, and provide temporary wages during the worker’s recovery time. If located in California, workers compensation attorneys of San Bernardino city and county can offer legal advice and seek workers compensation for their clients. For more information regarding repetitive injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, click HERE.
It is easiest to begin treating carpal tunnel syndrome when the symptoms first occur. Many physicians recommend icing the wrist, hand, or forearm, performing daily arm stretches, and wearing a splint or a brace to help prevent a worsening of symptoms and to help reduce inflammation and swelling. However, if symptoms worsen, steroid injections or even surgery may be required to help alleviate the pain and discomfort from carpal tunnel syndrome.
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