After my son was born I started having problems with my hand. The doctors say it's tendinitis and I should have surgery. Has any one else had this?


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Jolene - posted on 03/13/2009




If it is not pregnancy related and is in fact tendinitis, I don't understand why they would want you to have surgery. I was told that there is nothing you can do for the condition other then wrapping it or taking some asprin when it is really bad. Definatly try alternatives first like the other moms have suggested like chiro and acupuncture.

Abbie - posted on 03/13/2009




I had a similar thing happen to me, I do massage for a living & I managed to work up until I gave birth. When I came back though, my hands were sore tired all that . Especially my right one. I was adjusted adn that helped some. I then went to an accupunturist. That was the trick! I had a huge block in eneregy. I have no problems now. I wouldn't have surgery unless its a LAST resort. Once you do surgery the body is usually not the same.

Dawn - posted on 03/13/2009




My husband has it, and the therapists at Massage & Healing Center in Indianapolis showed him a technique for fixing it himself. It's from RUIT (Repetitive Use Injury Therapy) training they received, so if you can find a RUIT practicioner in your area they can probably help you avoid surgery! might have a list of trained practicioners.

even if you can't find someone specifically trained in that practice, it's definitely the sort of thing that massage can help.

Michelle - posted on 03/13/2009




Hi there,I don't know if my is the same but a few wks after I had my son who now 7mths my feet & hands started to play up eg. my toes hurt like they needed cracking & my feet burn & my fingers get really sore...I have spoken to numerous ppl & docs one suggested arthristis another just tired & run down also one said it may be due to a lack of iron & other vitaimins which was the case but this did subside..One prescribed Voltran tabs but I don't really like to take them & certainly not long term but when I did take them it subsided & went away for awhile but I don't want to rely on meds I would like answers instead...Still not sure as to if this is of any help or different altogether....

Ericka - posted on 03/13/2009




I had /have problems too. Is it on your wrist? Just one side? Someone told me it was carpal tunnel....wrong. I actually went to see an Orthopaedic Dr.  This is that I is also known as "Mother's Hand". 

The contracture itself at times can correct on its own.

I just deal with used to be bad but now that my daughter is 13 months It does not bother me as much and is just sometimes sore.

Erin - posted on 03/13/2009




Hi Candice, have you seen a chiropractor? I have nerve damage in my right wrist from an old injury, but both of my pregnancys and delivery aggravated the problem. Chiropractic adjustments with an Activator tool (gentil & non-invasive) has been very successful for me.

I was poked by doctors, nurologists, physio therapists and no one was helping... until I saw a Chiropractor. He touched a vertebrae on my neck and my wrist went into spazm... for me, small adjustments on my neck, has given me strength and mobility back into my hand... Hope this helps! Check out my C.O.M community Living Green Lives :)

Debbie - posted on 03/13/2009




Quoting Candice:

After my son was born I started having problems with my hand. The doctors say it's tendinitis and I should have surgery. Has any one else had this?

Hi Candice.  I also started having trouble with my hands after my son was born.  I have a rheumatologist watching it...It's like I have these knots at the base of my fingers.  I'm taking hydroxychloroquine & also vitamin B6.  So far, no change.  She did give me 1 week dose of steroids, which was wonderful...the pain went away...but I can't stay on steroids.   I do have a little arthritis inflammation in my wrists.  It's weird.  It all started a few weeks after I had the baby.



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