Tenosynovitis Claims

More about tenosynovitis claims

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More about tenosynovitis claims

Tenosynovitis is common in the tendons of the thumb (de Quervain's tenosynovitis) but the wrists, hands, and feet can also be affected. Frequently, there may be several repeated small injuries or tears to the tendon itself as well as the damage to the synovium. If these injuries continue or are left untreated, they can lead to irreversible tendon damage.

Tenosynovitis can be caused by calcium deposits near the origin point of the tendons, bacterial infection, or by adopting an incorrect or poor posture. However most medical authorities believe it is mainly due to the overuse of muscles and their connected tendons.

The problem seems to be common in middle-aged adults, particularly those who are quite sporty, but any activity that requires repetitive and often forceful motions of the forearm, wrist and hand increases the risk of developing tenosynovitis, no matter what your age.

Repetitive movements at work like lifting heavy loads or operating heavy machinery are obvious causes, but those movements need not be especially forceful. Any sort of work involving repetitive movement such as writing, typing or using a computer mouse, could cause tenosynovitis.

If a work-related task is responsible for your tenosynovitis you may be able to claim for financial losses as well as medical and rehabilitation costs. Such claims can be complicated, so it is advisable to use the services of a solicitor experienced in these cases.

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