carpal tunnel

Jodie - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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since i had my twins ive developed carpal tunnel.apparently its common in pregnancy and post pregnancy.its so painful and every mornin when i wake up i have to pop the nerve back in. this is excruciating. i went to the doc and he said that injections in the wrist or surgery is the only answer. thing is im scared to get it done. not only that im the main carer for my children as my fiance works long hours. if i had the op, liftin them would be a big no no. does any one else have it and have you found a way to cope with it?

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Catherine - posted on 12/28/2009

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I have this too but my hands go numb and tingle, its a weird sensation but no pain. Im sorry for your pain and hope whatever you choose to do goes well.

Claire - posted on 12/19/2009

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i had carpel tunnel when i was pregnant with my twin boys they said it would go after i had given birth but it didnt i couldnt push the pushchair i had surgery on both hands at seperate times my husband worked night then so it was very hard trying to change nappy's but i managed it you find yourself adappting to it and your hand is only in wodding for a couple of week you can get splint for your hands until there is a time you can have surgery

Anita - posted on 11/29/2009

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Hi, I also developed carpal tunnel recently.... I had both my babies only 10 months apart and didn't really give my body a chance to heal. I developed carpal tunnel during the last pregnancy and it went away about 4 weeks after giving birth. However saying that I still get the odd twinge. My doctor said that my carpal tunnel was due to all the excess fluid and if it didn't go away after I gave birth I would have to have surgery but thankfully it went away. Do you have a lot of fluid still? I know it's excrutiating. I also had to 'pop' the nerve back in. I really feel for you. I think my dr said that surgery was the only way to get rid of it if it didn't go away on it's own.. Good luck with everything.

Seonead - posted on 11/28/2009

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you best bet is to go see a physical therapist. they can help ease the symptoms, and if anything prolong surgery. you would need to see your primary dr. or a hand/wrist specialist to get the referral/presripition for physical therapy. i have seen many patients with carpal tunnel (i am a physical therapist). also go to the drug store and get wrist splints to sleep in at night. they will help with the morning pain. hope that helps some!

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