Carpal tunnel syndrome pregnancy – numb hands? Typical symptoms:

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Carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy: If you repeatedly experience numb fingers, numb hands, or pain in your hands and arms during your pregnancy, you probably have carpal tunnel syndrome. These 5 symptoms are typical.

Symptom 1: Tingling and numb fingers

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Carpal tunnel syndrome pregnancy – numb hands? Typical symptoms:

Typical symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy are tingling sensations, comparable to the feeling of needles or numbness in your wrists, hands and forearms. It can be similar to the feeling when one of your body parts “falls asleep.” These sensations may become more intense at night.

Symptom 2: Pain in wrists, hands and forearms

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Carpal tunnel syndrome pregnancy – numb hands? Typical symptoms:

If you do a lot of hand work, grasping things, or bending your wrists, you may feel pain in your forearm, right between your wrist and elbow. Carpal tunnel pain sometimes also manifests itself as a burning sensation.

Symptom 3: Stiff feeling – Carpal tunnel syndrome pregnancy

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Pregnant women with carpal tunnel syndrome may also experience stiffness in the morning. You usually feel this tension in your fingers when you wake up. This happens because the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the fingers, is compressed.

Symptom 4: Weak fingers

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Carpal tunnel syndrome pregnancy – numb hands? Typical symptoms:

If your hands, wrists, and forearms feel numb, then there’s a chance your ability to grip things is decreasing. You may feel that your hand, thumb and fingers feel weak. Hand movements such as holding a toothbrush while brushing your teeth can become challenging.

Symptom 5: Dropping objects

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Carpal tunnel syndrome pregnancy – numb hands? Typical symptoms:

If your fingers are stiff in the morning, you may be dropping things more often than usual without meaning to. Especially early in the morning when your fingers are still stiff. You may also notice that you have difficulty using a screwdriver or opening a jar.

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