Imagine sitting at work and being unable to type on the keyboard because your hands and wrists hurt too much. This painful scenario can be caused by a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

However, typing may not be the only cause. Many assembly line workers and employees that have jobs that require repetitive activity can also suffer from this condition. Long hours of typing without rest and activities that require repetitive flexing and extending of the tendons for long periods of time can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when a key nerve in the wrist becomes compressed causing excruciating pain. The symptoms generally start with pain, weakness or numbness in the hand area. The pain can generally be felt up the arm and accompanied with a tingling sensation during the day. The good news is, if properly treated, most people who suffer from the condition fully recover.

A major factor for victims who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome is that it can affect their ability to perform their job at work. They may experience a loss of wages and may have to pay for physical therapy. It is important for victims to understand that they have rights and may be eligible to receive Florida workers compensation benefits.

If you or someone you know is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome resulting from job duties, you should contact an experienced Daytona Beach workers compensation attorney at the Law Firm of Johnson & Gilbert at (800) 556-8890.
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