How does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affect you?

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2019 | Workers' compensation

Workers in Florida who use their hands often are at risk for repetitive stress injuries. Despite how common these injuries are, there is not much discussion on the profound impact they can have on your life. Today, we will take a look at Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is one of the possible outcomes of untreated repetitive stress injuries.

OrthoInfo discusses more facts and statistics related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This is an issue that swollen tissue in the wrist causes. This tissue pinches the nerves, which results in flaring or shooting pains or numbness. The pain can become debilitating in some cases. People may find themselves completely incapable of rotating or moving their wrists. If your job relies on you to do that, CTS can be life-altering or ruining.

CTS is not the sort of disease that gets better on its own. You must allow yourself ample rest. If you do not give your wrist what it needs to heal, then it will only worsen with time. Some people have such severe cases of CTS that they must go in for surgery. Some workers are reluctant to do this because it requires you to take time off work post-surgery to heal. But when workers continue to force themselves, they risk doing irreversible damage. Sometimes, even surgery cannot treat particularly severe damage.

Workers who begin to display signs of CTS should consider contacting a medical professional as soon as possible. Otherwise, they risk the damage worsening. Putting off treatment often results in worse trouble than you would have initially dealt with.