Carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) happens when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm through the wrist and into the palm of the hand, is pressed or squeezed at the wrist. There is an actual “carpal tunnel.” It is a narrow passageway containing ligaments and bones at the base of the hand where the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers are located.
For a professional who relies on manual dexterity, like a surgeon, dentist, or someone who spends their days typing on a keyboard, CTS can be a career-ending condition.
If you are suffering from CTS, a visit to the orthopedist will confirm the diagnosis, usually through x-rays or MRI studies. Treatment can include cortisone shots, wearing a splint or brace, over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, or, when nothing else works, surgery.
An excellent source for information on carpal tunnel syndrome may be found on the website of the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.
When CTS symptoms prevent you from performing the tasks and duties of your occupation, filing for a disability claim may be the only way to protect your financial health. Disability insurance companies are known for questioning the severity of a CTS patient, seeking to deny benefits through a series of strategic moves, including requiring a claimant to undergo surgery.
Don’t wait for your disability insurance company to deny your carpal tunnel syndrome claim.
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