Hello, had my gorgeous little DS a week ago by ECS, still getting the swelling and tingling from Carpel Tunnel in my hands, especially my left. Does anyone have any ideas as to how long after giving birth it takes for this swelling to go down?
I had carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive strain, not pregnancy. I had to have surgery which cured it. I assume that once your hormones have settled a bit the swelling will go down relieving the pain. I would be tempted to ask my doctor about it, if i were you. Have you tried using a wrist support overnight? It helps a lot,
I didnt have swelling but very numb thumbs & fingers and it moved onto the other hand after I gave birth. My GP sent me to get an x-ray in case it had anything to with trapped nerves down my spine or something. Anyway my x-rays were fine and actually he never mentioned carpel tunnel syndrome which I new it was as I had read all about it. The good news is that now at 4 months it has 99% gone but it does worry you when you still feel it at 2 months after birth. To be honest give it 4 or 5 months and see if it goes as they do not like to treat it as you need quite serious surgery but if its unbearable bug your GP..