Top
20
Doctor insights on: Severe Carpal Tunnel In Pregnancy

Share
Dr. Walter Husar
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


2

2
Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Why is carpal tunnel syndrome common in pregnancy?

Why is carpal tunnel syndrome common in pregnancy?

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 more

See 5 more doctor answers
4

4
I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?

I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?

EMG/NCV: I suggest you get a emg/ncv study (if you have had symptoms more than 3 months) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and/or c5/6 radiculopathy. This is the best way of determining your actual diagnosis and not a steroid injection. Good luck. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
5

5
Severe carpal tunnel while pregnant. 3 months postpartum with a lot of arthritic type pain in fingers and right wrist. Is this permanent?

Severe carpal tunnel while pregnant.  3 months postpartum with a lot of arthritic type pain in fingers and right wrist.  Is this permanent?

Cts : Most Carpal tunnel syndrome patients improve after delivery with rest, wearing a wrist brace and normalization of weight and water retention. If symptoms are still present then consider evaluation with physician to be certain you do not have another condition like arthritis / osteoarthritis. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Can pregnancy cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can pregnancy cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
Is tingling in the fingers after carpal tunnel surgery normal?

Is tingling in the fingers after carpal tunnel surgery normal?

Can be: Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, clumsiness, etc. Most if not all symptoms usually resolve after surgery. However, symptoms can persist or even worsen immediately after surgery, possibly due to the anesthetic and/or postoperative swelling. Any concern should immediately be addressed with the surgeon. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in fingers?

What the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in fingers?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling lateral 3 fingers of the hand , worse at night or when you wake up in am, ----pain with wrist flexion. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
10

10
NCS confirmed moderate to severe bilateral carpal tunnel (worse in right hand).Constant pain and numbness in right thumb and nail, will surgery help?

NCS confirmed moderate to severe bilateral carpal tunnel (worse in right hand).Constant pain and numbness in right thumb and nail, will surgery help?

Carpal Tunnel: Surgery is extremely effective in treatment of median nerve compression in the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome. If this is your dominant hand and your symptoms are disrupting your daily activities, I would seek evaluation by a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic hand specialist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The small finger tends to be without symptoms with carpal tunnel -. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Hand surgeon: I recommend getting another opinion from a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. I find it hard to believe that a neck problem would cause such a localized symptom in a distal area like one finger. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
Is trigger finger in the thumb a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Is trigger finger in the thumb  a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Not usually: It is not uncommon to develop swelling in the hand after a carpal tunnel release. Sometimes swelling can affect the tendons and tendon sheath. If this occurs, triggering may develope. It may also be unrelated. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) and trigger finger have overlapping patient demographics. Oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?

I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Depends on how detailed the neurologist or other physician is in performing the emg/ncv's. If your referring physician explains the need for testing the ulnar nerve in guyon's canal it can be done... In my experience most ' routine' EMG 's of the upper extremity will note conduction 'slowing' @ the elbow( cubital tunnel) but not @ the wrist... Best of luck! ...Read more

16

16
How can I prevent carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy?

How can I prevent carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy?

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 more

See 5 more doctor answers
18

18
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?

Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more

19

19
Can carpal tunnel syndrome go into the joint?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome go into the joint?

Carpal tunnel: Is a problem that arises due to increased pressure in the carpal canal. The carpal canal is not a joint, it is a u shaped channel in the carpal bones covered by a flat ligament. While the individual carpal bones are in the wrist joint, the carpal tunnel takes its name form the way the bones are lined up to form this channel or tunnel.Which is needed for tendons and a nerve to get to the fingers. ...Read more

20

20
I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint . Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome ?

I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint . Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome ?

Could be: Many people with thyroid disorders do develope numbness and tingling in their hands, and sometimes feet. This usually occur at night or upon awakening in the morning. These symptoms often persist even when your thyroid level returns to normal. Hypothroidism can cause some generalized joint achiness, not specific to wrist. Get it checked out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
969 doctors shared insights

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more