It is common knowledge that a mother who has conceived a baby faces various types of difficulties and complications until the delivery happens. One such complication that pregnant mothers face is the numbness in hands. Today, our article is aimed at informing mothers about this condition.
This is mostly felt on the thumb, the index finger, and the middle finger, and pain is experienced as a tingling, numb sensation. Some mothers experience it only in one hand while some can even experience this in both hands.
Your hand may feel weak when you are doing activities such as squeezing grated coconut to extract milk or wringing clothes, and also you would feel that your grip has weakened as well. This can intensify during the night time and keeping the hand in a downward hanging manner can alleviate the condition.
During pregnancy, the fluids in your body increase and this results in oedema which presses the Median Nerve that innervates the muscles in the areas of thumb, index finger, and middle finger as well as the palm. Other causes of this condition are broken wrist bone, diabetics, a decrease in Thyroid hormone, obesity, and joint pains.
Usually this condition occurs in the second and third trimesters of the pregnancy and most of the time, eases off after delivery. Sometimes, there are cases in which it can persist even after the delivery.
Symptoms of a pregnant mother with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or numbness in hands:
Treatments given to a pregnant mother with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or numbness in hands:
Exercises for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in a pregnant mother:
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