Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive use injury that many California office workers suffer from. In many cases, it’s also preventable, curable or treatable without surgery. Sometimes, all that is required is rest and time spent away from work. Whatever the solution your doctor prescribes, you may be able to pay for it via a successfully navigated workers’ compensation claim.
In the meantime, for workers who have yet to contract a serious case of carpal tunnel syndrome that requires doctors’ care, a few do-it-yourself lifestyle and home remedies are available:
It can be frightening to develop carpal tunnel. Workers in offices using computers don’t generally expect to suffer an injury that will prevent them from completing their non-physically intensive jobs. However, a chronic case of carpal tunnel could result in a worker needing to take a significant amount of time off of work. Fortunately, if this happens to you, it may be possible to receive workers’ compensation wage replacement benefits to help you pay for your living expenses while you’re unable to perform your job duties.
Source: mayoclinic.org, “Carpal tunnel syndrome,” accessed Sep. 21, 2017