3rd Trimester

Wrist pain?

I know carpal tunnel is somewhat common in pregnancy.  Recently my left wrist has been really sore and both hands as well. CT or just swelling?  I'll obvi ask my doc at my appt on Friday, but thought I'd see what other people have experienced and what they've done to treat it (if anything).
Natural m/c Oct. 2005

Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

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Re: Wrist pain?

  • I have CT.  It's fired up again in my right hand.  What you have is completely possible.  May feel numbness, tingling, or just soreness/pain.  Massages are good. I have a wrist brace.  You can get one at CVS or somewhere.  
  • Maybe it's from typing that long azz Factually incorrect PSA? 

     

    I jest.

    Wrist supports and paraffin baths work wonders.  

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    Maybe it's from typing that long azz Factually incorrect PSA?

     

    I jest.

    Wrist supports and paraffin baths work wonders.  

    Huh?  It was actually not incorrect, but I'm done trying to explain it.  And it wasn't long either.  The horse beaters have made it quite long.....

    But thanks for the topically relevant answers here :). What does paraffin do? 

    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

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  • I had to go into an ortho doc. It was something called dequervains tenosynoitis. Yes, I butchered that. Its like carpal tunnel, and pregnancy can cause it.

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  • I have developed the soreness in my fingers - my doctor said it was carpel tunnel.  She said I could try taking Tylenol, but it didn't help.

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    I had to go into an ortho doc. It was something called dequervains tenosynoitis. Yes, I butchered that. Its like carpal tunnel, and pregnancy can cause it.

    What was the treatment?  Is it supposed to go away post-partum? 

    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I had CT in one of my wrists with my first, and I worked on a computer a lot. I wore a brace on it at night, since sleeping on it funny can make it worse. It went away once my son was born, and the brace really helped. Target or Walmart carries them for sure.
  • imageBubblyDevil:
    I had to go into an ortho doc. It was something called dequervains tenosynoitis. Yes, I butchered that. Its like carpal tunnel, and pregnancy can cause it.

    I developed De Quervain's in my right wrist when I was pregnant with DD, fortunately it has not flared up with his pregnancy. It's wrist pain but on the side of your wrist closest to your thumb.  It was very very painful at times, the only thing that helped was wearing a wrist brace, I slept in mine. Tylenol didn't really do much to help it. Went away a few weeks after DD was born. 

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  • I have CT from pregnancy.  I started with wrist supports from Target and those did nothing.  Once I went to the medical supply and get wrist braces to wear at night this helped significantly.  It did not solve it, but made a big difference. 
  • Paraffin baths are just amazing for any carpel tunnel or arthritis treatment, or just a spa treatment for your hands/feet. The heat from the wax really penetrates the tendons and muscles and feels soooo nice <3

    I had CT really bad my first two pregnancies, I bought a basic bath from Walmart for like, 25 bucks and its worth it's weight in gold :) 

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  • ow wrist pain sucks another pregnancy side effect that doesn't get listed often enough,

    do you have numbness tingling throbbing and burning pains?

    any and all are ct

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    If you tap the middle of your inside wrist (right at the base of your palm) with your finger and it sends a tingling/pain sensation into your fingers, you have CT. Like the other ladies mentioned, wearing a wrist brace, especially at night can help!
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    If you tap the middle of your inside wrist (right at the base of your palm) with your finger and it sends a tingling/pain sensation into your fingers, you have CT. Like the other ladies mentioned, wearing a wrist brace, especially at night can help!

    Nothing.  I guess it's just generic pregnancy discomfort/swelling :). Thanks for the tip! 

    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
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