RSI of the ThumbSuffering with RSI of the thumb? We can help.
Are you suffering from pain in your thumb or joints in your hands and fingers? Do you also have job which is repetitive? If you suspect that your repetitive stain injury is work related, you maybe able to claim compensation from your employer’s insurance company.
Our solicitors will help you make a no fee claim for your RSI. Speak to one of our claim advisors free on 0800 1223130 or complete one of our claim forms so we can call you back.
What is RSI of the thumb?
There are several forms of RSI which are known to affect the thumb including carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger thumb (or trigger finger).
Carpal tunnel syndrome (otherwise known as CTS) is a fairly common condition causing tingling sensations, numbness and varying instances of pain in the hands and fingers. CTS commonly affects the thumb, as well as the index and middle fingers. CTS is thought to be caused by carrying out strenuous and repetitive work with the hand, particularly through work that involves manual labour and work with vibrating tools, for instance chainsaws.
Trigger thumb (or trigger finger) is a condition affecting the tendons in the hand. Pain is experienced when the affected thumb or finger is bent towards the palm of the hand, the tendon becomes stuck and the thumb clicks or locks. Sufferers of the condition will occasionally see a small lump in the palm at the base of the affected thumb (also known as a nodule). If you are suffering with trigger finger, you should make an appointment to see your doctor, who will examine your hand and suggest the most appropriate treatments.
Conditions such as Dupuytren’s contracture are thought to increase the risk of a person developing trigger thumb or trigger finger. This condition is thought to be most prevalent in manual labourers and those working with vibrating tools, and refers to the abnormal thickening of the tissue that lies beneath the skin in the palm of the hand. The thickened skin and tendons can ultimately limit movement in the hands and this is how trigger thumb is caused.
What can I do about it?
If you are suffering with RSI and think that it could be down to your job, you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Give our experienced team a call on 0800 028 2060 for more information or alternatively, request a call back at a time convenient for you here.
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