yea well end of pregnancy my hands go numb at night---so I knew and heard that carpel tunnels are common during pregnancy or something...
so my baby is alost 9 weeks and they have gotten worse!!! they go numb BADly is I lay down and they have turned to be pretty painful (which is probably ocmmon too holding my now 14lb 10oz 9 week old so much and breastfeeding holdings with wrists, etc) ---isn't it supposed to get better and go away if it was pregnancy thing?
ALSO my feet are sometimes numb too?!
SO a massage thereapist and Physical Therapist (not really looking at my wrists ---jut talking to them and asking their advice) thought that because it was numb when I laid down it could SO easily be a tight neck pinched nerve and to stretch rub it out and it will eventually go away? and I guess the feet could be linked to my back (out too!)
my mom says--oh those are signs of diabetes and MS--however I feel the best I've felt in years and have no signs of diabetes (I don't even have my hypogycemia symptoms ever since being pregnant ad eating better)
sooo---it is just my tight neck for numbness and then the pain is just from holding new baby a lot? (they ache all day too!) ---or do I need to get checked? what do you think? anyone else had the same things? TIA- any tips to help it?
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i would recommend getting a good chiro. Since we knew it happened with last pregnancy, this time, my chiro was ready for it and had all her tricks out to keep it from happening again. It didn't happen. I do have carpal tunnel, but that's because I'm typing too much.
The biggest help for me was/is wearing wrist splints at night (ortho recomended), and when the pain is bad during the day as well. The pain results from cocking your wrist a lot (at night you do it without knowing, I would curl my hands under my chin), the splint helps you keep it in neutral and allows it to heal. Luckily I only had it really bad in one wrist.
Water retention from pregnancy also effects it. I know I was still sweating it off at night at 3 months! Yuck!
I still wear my brace at night... Its worth a try, I hope you get some releif soon!
I did these exercises whilst pregnant and they dramatically improved my range of motion/decreased numbness.
Hope this helps.
Rebecca, mother of one beautiful girl born May 9, 2008, wife to Ben since June 30, 2007, and July 9, 2011.