Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Social Security Disability Benefits
Carpal tunnel syndrome (or CTS) is the condition in which the median nerve in the wrist is having pressure applied to it, resulting in various issues. This nerve in particular controls the movement and overall usage of the hand. Swelling usually causes the carpal tunnel (passage way the nerve goes through in order to get to the hand) to pinch the nerve; this swelling often occurs from constant repetitive movements, such as typing on a keyboard. The ensuing pressure causes tingling, pain (in the hands and sometimes even up to the elbow), weakness, and an inability to grip object with sufficient strength. If left the untreated the condition can become permanent, due to the nerve being damaged instead of just being pinched.
After developing carpal tunnel syndrome, any activities involving the use of the hands/arms are extremely difficult. Lifting a box, typing a memo, and even holding a pencil will all be painful and hard to perform while suffering from CTS.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
The effects CTS can have on the hands are severely debilitating. If an individual cannot use his/her hands for activities that involve grabbing objects, or repetitive motion, then many occupations will be difficult for that person.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.