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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome diagnosis, treatment, and medical documentation for OWCP CTS claims

AmeriMed can determine if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and document the nature and extent of the injury and any permanent damage done to your arm, hand and fingers. Using diagnostic tools such as x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans, arthroscopy, bone scans, electroencephalograms (EEG), electromyograms (EMG), and nerve conduction velocity studies (NCV), AmeriMed Diagnostic Services can properly diagnose your condition and recommend a course of treatment to remedy your injury, relieve your pain and prevent any further damage to the affected areas.

We can also provide to those suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome expert Permanent Impairment Ratings that can be submitted with federal workers’ compensation claims or legal documentation related to the CTS injuries. All of our ratings and documentation is provided by experienced, workers’ compensation-qualified physicians and in accordance with the American Medical Association Guide to Physical Impairment, 6th Edition, the accepted standard for Department of Labor OWCP workers’ comp cases.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is compression upon the median nerve of the wrist that controls feeling and movement of the hand, thumb and fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause pain, tingling sensation, numbness, and muscle damage to the hand, wrist and fingers. Those suffering from CTS often wake up with numbness in the hand. Some CTS sufferers also experience a loss of sensitivity in the fingers and thumb causing them to drop papers and other items due to a resulting loss of grip related to the lack of full sensitivity in the hand and digits of the hand.

CTS is a repetitive motion strain type of injury often seen in people whose work includes typing, data entry, factory or assembly line work, playing musical instruments, sewing, using vibrating hand tools, and other types of work involving repetitive hand manipulations and movement. Postal workers are especially prone to develop CTS due to the repetitive nature of their work.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been linked to other health problems such as bone fractures and arthritis of the wrist,  acromegaly, diabetes, alcoholism, hypothyroidism, kidney failure and dialysis, menopause,  premenstrual syndrome (PMS), pregnancy, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and scleroderma.

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