Originally Posted by cat13
Anyone else here dealing with tendinitis? My left wrist is killing me lately, and I dropped a large binder this morning when I tried to balance it in my hand while holding my coffee in the other hand. I imagine it's related to bfing, so I've been trying to reduce the pressure on that area, but I swear I can't find a comfortable way to use pillows for bfing. I have the Boppy and My Brest Friend and lots of bed/couch pillows and not much works, so I usually just bf without pillows.
I was reading that chiropractic care could help. Does anyone have any experience with this?
It can, with some much more helpful than others.
Massage is also awesome.
Charlie has gotten big enough now that I sit in my recliner or a chair with arms, have him straddle my left leg, at an angle and nurse the right boob. Then my arm is on the arm of the chair and under his head, supporting him, but nothing hurts my wrists because mine were getting unhappy, too. Would this work for you? I can take a picture if needed, no problem :)
He's too big for pillows, I think, it's uncomfy for us both.
Also! As a massage therapist, my wrists are cranky. What would be very helpful is an ice bath. It hurts so I'm whiny about it, but eh.
You fill up your kitchen sink with cold water (or something that's big enough that you can soak your arms up to your elbows), add a whole ice tray of of ice. Not really in that order. Try for a minute with your whole hands and forearms in there. I often do 30 seconds, pull out, whine a lot and then do the next 30. It'll numb you up so you feel better right away and it helps decrease swelling so it helps keep things better over time.
Also, then you can run around the house touching people and they'll be all sad because you're cold. Very fun :) Daily is best but it's hard to want to.