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7 Ways to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Pain During Pregnancy

Posted by Jesse Lillejord on

*** CARPAL TUNNEL IS COMMON DURING PREGNANCY ***

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because of all the extra fluid buildup
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and that tunnel is tight!  relative to all the things that have to move through it!
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typical symptoms -
- tingling + numbness into your hand forearm
- hand / wrist / forearm pain
- decreased grip strength
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here are some solutions - [ all of this will be linked in the blog in our bio to reference ]
1. wrist guard at night
2. forearm stretching [ both front and back / extension and flexion ]
3. kinesiotape wrist in extension [ to help decrease inflammation ]
4. have a partner help you “strip” these forearm muscles 
*** with lotion or biofreeze ***
- front forearm, start with your wrist flexed + curled in, have your partner massage up toward your elbow while you move your wrist through extension *** repeat 3x
- back forearm, start with your wrist extended + curled out, have your partner massage up toward your elbow while you move your wrist through flexion *** repeat 3x
5. ice / epsom salt bath [ 20 minutes ] *** make sure your arms are submerged the entire time ***
6. NEW RECOMMENDATION!!! cut the foot off of a compression sock and put it on your arm to help with circulation [ much like you would your calves / legs ]
7. get your wrist / arm / neck adjusted - the nerves that supply the information to your hand [ specifically your median nerve ] originate in your neck + adjusting / mobilizing that area decrease compression on any of those nerves - thus promoting pain relief + function in your wrist / hand
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