Carpal tunnel and pregnancy

With more and more people texting , emailing and on the computers these days , I have seen  an increase of carpal tunnel in my pregnant clients …

Carpal tunnel is cause by pressure from fluids or repetitive movements on the median nerve in the wrist . Symptoms are  tingling , numbness and pain in the hands , fingers and wrists . Carpal tunnel usually starts in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and goes away shortly after birth .

Here are some holistic remedies to help Image

Massage homeopathic trammel cream 

Acupuncture to get energy and circulation moving.

Ice shrinks inflamed tissue .

Ice wrists for 10 min alternating soaking in hot water with Epsom salts for 10 min. 

Avoid repetitive movements when possible 

Take breaks to avoid overexertion and stretch.

Stretching the hands forward and backwards to help increase circulation.

Wrist splints – sleeping with them on while keeping hands slightly elevated on a pillow will help a lot.

 Vitamin B-6 (25 mg) and B-complex for 2 weeks.

 Regular exercise helps balance extra fluid in the body.

 Regular massage to get circulation moving ,Massage  with oils of lavender and eucalyptus on whole arm.


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