Are you pregnant and suffering from hand pain? Consider trying our Pregnancy Hand Relief Treatments at Loredo Hand Care Institute.
Dr. Pedro Loredo at the Loredo Hand Care Institute serves the entire Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex. Contact us today to see if our pregnancy hand pain relief treatments are for you.
What is Pregnancy Hand Pain?
Hand pain, numbness, tingling or burning experienced during pregnancy is nearly always associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. During the second and third trimester of pregnancy, a buildup of fluid in the hands and feet can occur called edema.
This extra pressure in the hands can compress the median nerve leading to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affecting your thumb, index finger, middle finger and the side of your ring finger nearest to your thumb or you may experience these symptoms in your whole hand.
Symptoms of Pregnancy Hand Pain/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Symptoms of Pregnancy Hand Pain typically mirror those of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and include the following:
- Numbness or tingling sensation in the hands (one or both)
- Sharp pain in the hand which radiates to the arm and/or shoulder
- Muscle weakness of the index and middle fingers and thumb
- Discomfort or aching in hands (one or both)
- Inability or difficulty grasping or holding objects due to lack of feeling in hands
- Inability or difficulty performing tasks which require fine hand motor skills
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be particularly painful when you first wake in the morning, due to the natural curling up of your hands while you sleep.
Our Approach to Addressing Pregnancy Hand Pain/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Not to worry, moms. We have the most advanced technology on the market for safely and effectively treating your pregnancy-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, in most cases providing immediate relief from pain and requiring little to no post-operative down time for your hand(s).
Dr. Pedro Loredo, can treat your carpal tunnel hand pain, numbness, and tingling during your pregnancy. " Remind me to care for myself as I will care for my child. With gentleness, love, and compassion. Amen."
Please visit our Carpal Tunnel Syndrome page to learn more about our procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does pregnancy-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually occur?
The onset of pregnancy-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually occurs in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, when swelling and fluid-retention (edema) are at a peak.
Will the condition go away after I give birth?
It is possible that the condition will subside after birth as swelling and fluid retention decreases; however, pregnancy-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may continue, or even develop, in the days after giving birth.
If I am suffering from pregnancy-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during my current pregnancy, will I have an increased risk of developing it in my future pregnancies?
The short answer is yes. If you develop the condition during one of your pregnancies, chances are you will experience it again in later pregnancies.
Contact the Loredo Hand Care Institute
Let us help you get back to the important things in life--you and your baby! If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with Pregnancy Hand Pain/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or would like to learn more about our practice in the Dallas area, please contact us today to schedule an appointment and get your free insurance check.