Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Who is at Risk and What are the Symptoms?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common work place injuries in Pennsylvania. Back in April, we shared some tips on what you can do to help prevent this terrible condition. For today's post, we would like to share a great video about carpal tunnel syndrome from the folks at Every Day Health. The video discusses what carpal tunnel syndrome is, who is most at risk for it, what the symptoms are, and how it can be treated.

 
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, numbness, and/or tingling in the thumb, pointer, middle, and ring finger. Women are three times more likely than men to develop this condition, and those with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are at a higher risk as well. It is also a common issue amongst construction workers, factory workers, and those that do a lot of typing. 
 
If you have pain or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle, or ring finger, DO NOT ignore it. If left untreated, carpal tunnel can lead to irreversible damage. 
 
Remember, if you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and you think it may be work-related, you could be entitled to Pennsylvania workers' compensation. If this is the case and you live in the Harrisburg, Gettysburg, or Chambersburg contact PaWorkersCompHelpNow at 877-COMPHELP for a free consultation.
 

 

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