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Carpal Tunnel In Early Pregnancy
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What could cause someone to have hyper homocysteine, acute cva and carpal tunnel syndrome at an early age?
Have "early sjogrens", fibro. Hand,forearm pain, tingling fits carpal tunnel but ok in am until use, hasnt woken me Just sjo, fibro pains? Dr ignored
May not be carpal: tunnel (CT). According to the theories of John Lyftogt, MD & as seen in my practice, not all 'carpal tunnel' is due to the classic median nerve entrapment.More importantly, diagnosis by dr. that truly understands peripheral neuropathy may provide best diagnosis & treatment.Starting w/neurologist may be helpful.The whole syndrome has me suspicious as Sjogrens, fibro, & CT DON'T have same cause. ...Read more
Hormone changes: Hormone changes in pregnancy affect the fluid volume in hands & feet and can cause swelling, which can unmask or cause carpal tunnel symptoms. Interestingly, hormone changes during menopause are also a culprit! i personally experienced carpal tunnel with my pregnancy-- treated with a splint, then injection. Having carpal tunnel during pregnancy may increase your risk of recurrence later in life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is increased swelling associated with pregnancy and as a result, carpal tunnel syndrome may also get worse. Hand braces may help alleviate symptoms. If you work with your hands, take frequent breaks. Also, avoid excessive salt intake to prevent any further swelling. The symptoms should improve after delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Carpal tunnel is when the main nerve of the hand, the median nerve, is compressed at the wrist. The fluid shifts associated with pregnancy can cause this space at the wrist to become tighter hence cause carpal tunnel. And in patients who had mild carpal tunnel prior to pregnancy will commonly see their get worse with pregnancy -. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blame it on the baby: The excess fluid accumulated during pregnancy can find it's way into the carpal tunnel and compress the median nerve. Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and ring fingers, is a common complaint during pregnancy. Splints at night and steroid injections into the carpal tunnel may relieve symptoms. Once the pregnancy is over and the fluid goes away, so do the symptoms. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, Ice, Support: Pregnancy hormones cause laxity in our ligaments important for childbirth. They can also make it easier to experience ligament strains. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result of repetitive use of wrist and finger for daily activities or work and is more common in pregnancy. Wearing a wrist splint will help as is icing the area regularly. It usually resolves after delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I developed really bad carpal tunnel during my pregnancy bc I have a job typing all day. My baby is 5 weeks old should I still be having trouble?
Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is how we describe carpal tunnel. There are 8 carpal bones, but the hamate and pisiform form the ulnar side. The trapezium and scaphoid for the radial side. Flex the 3rd digit and look at the palmar hand side. The long flexor's tendon will be visible, the median n is just to its thumb side. Wrist flexion or extension can irritate ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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