Is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby?

Yes. Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel. This compresses the median nerve. This improves once your fluids normalize. Oral and/or injectable steroids, neutral wrist splint and therapy can be helpful. If not, an open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release(ctr) will eliminate your symptoms permantely.
Yes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common during and after pregnancy. It is more likely to resolve spontaneously than other causes. If 2-4 weeks of wearing carpal tunnel braces (splints) during sleep doesn't help, see your doctor or visit a hand surgeon for a complete evaluation.
CTS. Cts can occur for a variety of reasons, including certain activities. Can also occur with pregnancy. Have it checked by an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!

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Please help me! Is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby for months now?

Carpal tunnel. The median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel suffers when subjected to abnormal pressures. One source of pressure can be swelling of tissues, including tendon linings in the carpal tunnel, during pregnancy. Good news: after delivery, symptoms typically resolve. The third trimester is the worst, and ordinarily a safer time to inject the wrist if needed to provide short term relief. Read more...

Please explain if it is possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome in your ankle/foot?

Not exactly, similar. While carpal tunnel, by definition, is compression of the median nerve in the wrist, there are nerve compression syndromes that also occur in the legs and feet. A neurologist can help determine what, if any, nerves are affected and how to best relieve your symptoms. Read more...

I have carpal tunnel syndrome; can I pass it to my children?

No. No, it is not genetic. It is caused by repetitive stress from certain activities or occupations. Read more...
No. No, carpal tunnel syndrome is not a genetic condition. It is caused typically by repetitive motion of the wrist. Read more...

I need help! How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

By symptoms. Usually people have numbness and tingling in their thumb, index and middle fingers with carpal tunnel syndrome. Some people have swelling and pain as well. There is a test called a nerve conduction study with EMG that can determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Read more...

How can I know if I've strained something or if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Diagnose wrist sympt. The best way to know is to have a nerve conduction test. Second to that, carpal tunnel syndrome normally causes numbness in the finger tips, straining the wrist causes soreness with movement. Hope that helps. Read more...

I have carpal tunnel syndrome and I am losing sleep due to the pain. Advice please?

See ORS. If your cts is interfering w/ your sleep see your ors for cock- up wrist splint and nsaids meds. If this isn't working then consider having your carpal tunnel released. If your pain is severe enough to require narcotic pain meds than consider having the surgery as well.Best of luck! Read more...

How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

See below. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary but usually involve aching in the wrist and numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger and sometimes half of the ring finger. Usually symptoms are worse with driving and at night and people find relief when they shake their hands. Can progress to weakness and dropping objects. Can cause pain all the way to the shoulder at times. Read more...
Phalens Exam. Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. Read more...
Yes. You can use Phalen's test yourself (youtube it), test for two-point discrimination with a pair of dividers, and complete the symptom questionnaire at www.carpal-tunnel.net - all of which will help to indicate whether you have CTS or not. Read more...