Wrist injury can cause PTSD: Study

Added by on January 4, 2013

Wrist injury solicitors in the UK found in a study many wrist injuries can lead to Postraumatic Stress Disorder – a serious type of anxiety disorder. The study found those who made wrist injury claims often discovered PTSD during further examination.

“Many people experience wrist injuries at work, at the gym, and many other places everyday and go about their business under the belief that the injury is not bad. Consistent with the results of the study, wrist injuries were found to include fractures, complex regional pain syndrome and other serious issues – often leading to loss of income as a result of being unable to work,” said a spokesperson.

The more serious injuries, said the group of wrist injury solicitors that reviewed the study, were often the source of PTSD in addition to the PTSD being caused by the experience during the injury.

“Many decide not to pursue a wrist injury claim only to find out later that their injury was more serous than initially believed,” added the spokesperson.

Wrist injuries are often complex, said the spokesperson, because the wrist includes ten bones and many ligaments, as a result many different types of wrist injuries are possible.

“You can have wrist pain from repetitive use that results in an inflammation of the tendons. A fractured or broken wrist means there is a break or a crack in one or more of the bones.

A sprain is an injury resulting in partial tearing of the ligaments. In a severe wrist sprain, there can be a complete tear.”

Wrist injury solicitors, a UK law firm specializing in wrist injury claims, suggest those that have experienced wrist injuries to contact a solicitor.

Find out more about Wrist Injury Solicitors at wristinjury.co.uk