Advanced search

Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

Sore finger joints, 38 weeks

(5 Posts)
Mouse510 Sun 19-Feb-17 19:58:02

I'm 38 weeks today. I had to give up on my wedding rings a couple of weeks ago so I know my fingers are swollen. The last couple of days the joints in my fingers are sore and stiff, not carpal tunnel type pain, more like what I imagine arthritis type pain to be like. It is sore to bend fingers, form a fist and stretch my hands open.

Is anyone else suffering with this? Does anyone have any tips to ease the pain?

Jojo13 Sun 19-Feb-17 21:12:03

I suffered from this in my first pregnancy from quite early on. Probably 25 weeks or something. I couldn't grip things very tightly and all my knuckles just ached so much. Really odd. I did find it came and went though, some days worse than others. I'm sorry I don't have any advice on how to alleviate, but maybe speak to midwife, it could be carpal tunnel related maybe??

SockQueen Sun 19-Feb-17 22:07:00

I had this in the last few weeks of my pregnancy, made worse by it being a heatwave (last August)! Think it's down to general swelling/fluid retention plus probably relaxin hormone. Didn't find anything that eased it, but it went away completely by the time I was home from hospital with DS.

AllAboutCats83 Fri 24-Feb-17 01:25:01

Hey, I have this too, apparently it is carpel tunnel syndrome, caused by the extra fluid in wrists/arms pressing on nerves. My hands are swollen and hurts to bend my fingers. My MW suggested physio x

Sugarcoma Sat 25-Feb-17 06:40:49

Ohhhh I've been lurking to see if anyone else is suffering from this! I'm 35 weeks but have had it for about a month. Every morning when I first wake up my finger joints are so painful - they get a bit better as the day goes on but if I clench my fists the pain re-appears.

I've mentioned it to my obs team but they weren't very interested so I think it's normal sad

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now