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swollen hands and fingers are numb?????

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Tiaxx31 Thu 08-Oct-09 10:56:17

Hiya
I am 32 weeks and i am suffering with swollen fingers/hands but middle finger is completly numb and the tips on my other fingers are numb, i have been having checks with blood pressure as it has been up and down back to normal now and again and urine testing and all seems ok but does anyone have any ideas that can help get this numb out of my fingers, it is really cruel and all my joints in my hands hurt as well and find it hard to grip things as they say i have carpel tunnel syndrome but nothing from phsio as yet..

Does anyone have any ideas that could help this x

ErikaMaye Thu 08-Oct-09 11:03:37

Keep your hands cool but not cold. Do you have any IbruGel? Its a muscle relaxant, but you can put it straight onto the joints - obviously not the same, but I have ME, so get very painful joints, and I have been using it for a long while now, it does help.

When did you last have your blood pressure checked?

If you're concerned, do call your GP or MW.

Tiaxx31 Thu 08-Oct-09 11:08:05

Thank you very much, i will look into getting this, well if they do it here,lol. I went on Tuesday of this week and got checked as they were VERY swollen and i was worried as you hear about the dangers of swollen hands etc. But my feet/ankles are like balloons and i do keep the up but doesn't help much. I tried putting my engagement ring on and it goes to show how swollen they are as i could only get it to above my knuckle
Never had swollen hands for my first child. But then again i was only 17 then, i am 31 now,lol

3littlefrogs Thu 08-Oct-09 11:09:39

Keep your hands cool and elevate them on pillows when you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep them elevated above the level of your heart when possible.

Get some hand lotion and massage your hands and fingers,massaging upwards towards your body IYSWIM.

You should get your BP and urine checked too, if it has been unstable.

corblimeymadam Thu 08-Oct-09 11:23:20

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londontj Thu 08-Oct-09 12:32:16

I've had carpel tunnel syndrome through pregnancy and it's become more and more of a pain as I've got further along (to the point where it was waking me up almost hourly). Wrist splints help overnight, though are too debilitating to wear during the day unless you're just sitting on the sofa watching telly! I got mine from an NHS physio. The next stage (when it gets really bad) is having localised steroid injections in your carpel tunnels. I think they only offer this when it's unbearable but it has helped me a lot. Think I've had quite a severe case so you may not need any of the above but it is possible to get it treated if you can't bear it. Good luck.

LadyOfTheFlowers Thu 08-Oct-09 12:35:41

Sounds like delightful Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

I got it with DS1 and apparently it goes away after you deliver...hmm

Mine didn't, I now HAVE it permanently and it just gets worse with every preg.

I was given those sexy skin tone wrist straps which only served to infuriate me and not do much IMO.

Immersing wrists in cold water and taking paracetamol was the only thing that worked for me.

Hope it passes for you.

Tiaxx31 Thu 08-Oct-09 20:31:45

Thank you for the messages, nice to know(well,lol not a nice to thing to have) but advice from others helps others to know what to do. It's nice to know we are not alone with these kind of problems and can support each other through these hard times. Hope it does go away after delivery as it is soooooo cruel, my hands are totally numb in the mornings and can't clench my fist at all

Good luck to you all too x

flyingma Fri 16-Oct-09 17:53:49

I have this too (carpal tunnel) and use wrist splints at night (from the pharmacy) and try to keep the wrist in neutral position as much as I can help it.

The exercises recommended for it are:
- just shaking your hand (in-out flicking motion) like you would to shake water off, or
- like you would when you sprink water ... so from a fist you flick all your fingers and thumb outwards to full entend all your fingers.

I hope that makes sense... very difficult to describe.

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