Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

Numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers are the common symptoms that most pregnant women complain of especially in the third trimester. These symptoms usually occur due to a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a group of symptoms that causes weakness, numbness, tingling or pain in the thumb, fingers and the hands. These symptoms occur due to the pressure exerted on the median nerve in a small space or a "tunnel" formed by the wrist bones and a ligament called the transverse carpal ligament. Anything that reduces the amount of space in this tunnel increases the sensitivity of the median nerve that passes through it resulting in pain and numbness in the fingers. Tips to relieve the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy:
  •      Practice yoga to increase hand strength
  •      Wear a hand brace or a wrist splint
  •      Drink chamomile tea to reduce inflammation
  •      Clasp one wrist with the other hand and massage it in a circular motion to ease the congestion
  •      Stretch wrists and hands gently
  •      Avoid movements that are painful
  •      Place hands in cold water to relieve pain
Chiropractic Treatment for Pregnant Women With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chiropractic treatment is aimed at relieving soft tissue disorders and stress injuries caused by repeated trauma. The Carpal Solution, one of the approaches of Chiropractic treatment, is worn during sleep. It gently stretches and reshapes the soft tissues in the Carpal Tunnel and eliminates pain and numbness naturally. It is a convenient and comfortable treatment that has no downtime and causes no complications. It offers relief from the wrist pain, numbness and loss of finger sensitivity usually within only a few days. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of distress and sleep loss in pregnant women. Women suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome can seek relief from the symptoms of the condition by undergoing chiropractic therapy. SILVER CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS, provides chiropractic therapy for several painful ailments including carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain,  and joint pain. Schedule your appointment today.