Is essential tremor and carpal tunnel the same thing? Or very similar?
I was diagnosed with essential tremor when I was 19 (I'm 28). I currently do not take medications for it, as its quite mild. However, over the past few months, I have had symptoms of carpal tunnel, with mild to severe flair ups. I went to a doctor on the basis of filing an L & I claim and to see what the diagnosis would actually be. He diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome but said it was pre-existing because of my essential tremor. Because of that, the state denied the claim. I'm confused how as to how they are connected. I know both deal with nerves but that's basically the extent of my knowledge.
Thanks in advance for the help in reducing my confusion. :)