A HAVS medical assesses you for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, if you work with vibrating equipment offshore(or onshore) and you need a doctor to perform a medical or assessment in Aberdeen, here is our recommended provider.
HAVS simply means Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. It is a condition caused by repeated occupational exposure to vibrating hand tools. HAVS may manifest in a variety of ways and is therefore grouped into three components.
This causes numbness, tingling, or both. Loss of dexterity may also occur.
Musculoskeletal problems can be termed the least specific symptom of HAVS. This is because its signs might also be an indication of other conditions. Musculoskeletal problems resulting from HAVS may range from discomfort to pain and weakness of the hands, wrist, elbows, and the entire body.
This is the most pronounced sign of HAVS. Well, demarcated blanching of the fingers starting at the distal end of the digits may be noticed. This then extends as the disease advances sometimes leaving only the thumb unaffected.
Workers who use handheld power tools or high vibrating power tools such as power saws, hammer drills, sanders, riveters, impact wrenches, needle scalers regularly are at risk of HAVS. Industries, where workers are highly at risk, include construction, maintenance, rail, and mining amongst others.
Individuals with HAVS may experience loss of strength in hands, numbness in fingers reduced grip, and in more critical cases they may suffer from permanent damage to bones in the hands and arms.