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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Repetitive Injury Involving Wrists


Term Of The Day – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is numbness, tingling,weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. Continuing with the medical term of the day, we’ll look at something that is similar to DeQuervain Tenosynovitis, but far more known and talked about overall.

Graphic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on Hand
Wikimedia Commons – BruceBlaus

Your Carpal Tunnel is a narrow passageway bound by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and nine tendons that bend your fingers. If pressure if placed on this nerve, you will experience numbness, pain, and hand weakness.

Possible causes can include other health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, menopause or pregnancy. Repetitive use or injury of the tendons in the hands and wrists also increase pressure within the carpal tunnel. People using power tools, such as jackhammers or chain saws can experience carpal tunnel, as well as those who move heavy assembly line work.

Graphic Of Hand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Xray

If you’re experiencing mild symptoms of carpal tunnel, you can ease your discomfort by taking frequent breaks to rest your hands. For more extreme cases, wrist splinting, medication, and surgery are options.

Fortunately, for most people who have carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually relieves the pain and numbness and restores normal use of wrists and hands.

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James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

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James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

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