+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    South Brisbane
    Posts
    766
    Thanks
    220
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Carpal Tunnel help!!!

    When pregnant with DS I got carpal tunnel syndrome at around 20 weeks then went away about 4 days after he was born. I am 22 weeks pregnant and its back with vengeance. Wake up all night with numb buring hands. In the morning I cant close my right hand for awhile because its so stiff and SO painful. I wear the splints, they do seem to help but my hands still go numb. I cant even brush my hair without my right hand going numb. Driving my hands go numb. What has anyone else done to relieve the pain? Are steroid injections allowed while pregnant?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Avoca Beach, Central Coast
    Posts
    2,273
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked
    58
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Hi
    I had C.T with both my pregnancies too.
    I used one of the wrist support thingies, and slept with my hand elevated to the side of me on a cushion. I only got it badly in my right hand. The wrist support was good if I had it adjusted to the right tension. So I had to readjust it a few times throughout each night as it would loosen and be pointless.

    What I found helped the most once the numbness and pain were set in, was a hot wheatbag. I just wrapped it around my wrist and it brought almost instant relief.
    Try to limit computer time too, as it doesn't help with prevention

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,334
    Thanks
    1,187
    Thanked
    906
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I had very mild CTS with DD1 and then like you, it came back 10 x worse with DD2...

    I ended up seeing a physio just the once, and then also used a wrist splint and ice, and the hot wheat bag and a lot of massage.

    As soon as DD2 was born, it vanished, LOL!


 

Similar Threads

  1. The tantrum tunnel?
    By BH-editor in forum Research Help
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-11-2012, 09:27
  2. Carpal Tunnel in 3rd Trimester
    By Mazzystar in forum Pregnancy Health Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-03-2012, 12:58
  3. Carpel tunnel advice?
    By musicalmummy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-02-2012, 07:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Shapland Swim SchoolsSemi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›