Did Your Job Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in your Wrist?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an ergonomic, or workplace injury, caused by repetitive stress to the wrist.
CTS occurs when the median nerve, running from the wrist to the hand, is compressed and inflamed. This can cause a lot of pain, and limit the use of the hand and wrist, leading to:
- Wrist pain
- Numbness in your fingers, or palms
- Tingling in your thumbs
- Difficulty grasping objects
- Difficulty moving your fingers
Alvey Law Group offers a free consultation to workers with carpal tunnel syndrome. Call 503-325-5509 to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer about your wrist injury.
Some people believe carpal tunnel syndrome only comes from long days of typing in an office. But it can occur in almost any workplace.
Repetitive actions that can lead to CTS include:
- Tool operations
- Sewing or stitching
- Factory line work
- Assembly line activities