If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you are probably having a lot of trouble performing your everyday job requirements. Victims often suffer numbness or tingling in their hands, a weakened grip, and excruciating pain that is made worse—and often caused—by the job itself. So what can you do?
There are a number of treatments available for carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
- Splinting. If you have a moderate case of carpal tunnel syndrome, your doctor may recommend a splint or arm brace to keep your wrist straight. This will take the pressure off the nerve in the wrist and alleviate pain and numbness. The splint may be worn at all times or only at night. In minor cases, this is enough to ease the patient’s symptoms.
- Steroid injections. Patients may seek temporary relief in the form of a corticosteroid injection. While a cortisone shot will relieve symptoms, it is only matter of time before they resurface.
- Surgery. If your symptoms persist, you may need carpal tunnel release surgery. This involves cutting the carpal ligament to relieve the pressure on your median nerve. It is an outpatient procedure, but you will still need to be out of work for several weeks to recover.
Worker’s compensation could pay for any or all of these treatments—but only if you fight for your rights. The New Jersey worker’s compensation attorneys at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC can get you the benefits you are owed—and we won’t charge you anything unless we win your case.
To get started on your free initial consultation, call our office at (877) 360-0183 today or fill out the contact form on this page. For more information on New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law, click the link above to download our free electronic book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers Comp Guide.
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