For people that work in the aviation industry, they face multiple hazards every day. Many of these hazards can quickly turn into an injury requiring medical treatment and time off work.
Aviation worker injuries range from minimal to extensive. There can be back, shoulder and knee injuries from the repetitive lifting of cargo. However, a common injury that preys on workers in the aviation field is carpal tunnel syndrome.
Rivet specialists are especially prone to carpal tunnel because of repetitive and unnatural wrist movements. Mechanics often use tools that put repeated pressure on the median nerve. Because the carpal tunnel of your hand is so narrow, any inflammation or swelling can pinch the nerve and cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
You may have carpal tunnel syndrome if you are suffering from any of these symptoms:
In one or both hands you are experiencing numbness or tingling in your thumb and next two or three fingers
Your palm feels numb or tingly
Pain that extends to your elbow
Pain in your wrist or hand
Finger movements and coordination of your hands have worsened
Muscle strength under the thumb is decreasing
Carrying bags is more difficult because of a weak grip
Weakness in your hands
Carpal tunnel syndrome has been linked to other health problems, so if you are suffering any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor. If you have suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and have medical bills or took time off work, you may be entitled to workers compensation. At Ray Hodge and Associates we can help you get the reimbursement you deserve. Your first consultation is free. If we don’t recover money for you there is no fee. Call us today at 316-269-1414.
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