Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnant women is motivated by fluid retention, which causes sensations of pain, tingling, burning and weakness to catch things. Prevent it in pregnancy is essential to be prepared after delivery to safely take your baby. The carpal tunnel is a sheath that wraps a series of
Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnant women is motivated by fluid retention, which causes sensations of pain, tingling, burning and weakness to catch things. Prevent it in pregnancy is essential to be prepared after delivery to safely take your baby.
The carpal tunnel is a sheath that wraps a series of ligaments and bones at the level of the wrist. When the structures that form it become inflamed, narrow the tunnel and press the nerve and tendons, causing a numbness of the hand, clumsiness and pain. This process is called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Why does it appear in pregnant women?
It is a condition that people who dorepetitive movements with the wrist sufferto which they add tension or maintain the same forced position for a long period of time. In the case of pregnant women, it is motivated by fluid retention. This condition gradually diminishes after delivery until it stops hurting. It is true that when you have your baby, the fact of putting it and remove it from the cradle, give the bottle or hold, can also provoke this time if it will be by repetitive movements with tension.
Prevention during pregnancy of carpal tunnel syndrome
The first thing to do is avoid fluid retentions. For this, draining massages are good, exercise to avoid edema, monitor constipation and take diuretics without abuse. If they are natural better, as for example the Brazilian coconut liquid, tea or asparagus, yes, without abuse.
When you are already suffering, we should monitor more closely the fluid retention, use night splints, contrast baths, local ice application, acupuncture and fascial releases. Of this last, the physiotherapists or the osteopaths are in charge since there is a whole protocol of action to alleviate and treat the ailment, besides being able to find all the necessary information to prevent it. And after childbirth, when fluid retention has gone down, but mothers begin to carry the baby, holding it, transporting it from the car to the crib or to the arms, these movements will become repetitive due to necessity and the risk of suffering the syndrome increases.
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The dependence of the baby's mother, until it is completely autonomous walking, will also play an important role in the accumulation of muscle tension Mom. It is very common for mothers to suffer back pain, headaches, in the arms, in the hands and that refer fatigue.
Therefore, it is advisable to take physical care, to perform some exercise such as Pilates, yoga or gymnastics, all with the aim of gaining muscle strength and minimizing muscle tension through postural correction exercises and stretching. Yes with everything, it is not enough, a visit to the physiotherapist or a spa will not hurt. The important thing is to surround yourself with professionals and invest time and resources in taking care of yourself to be one hundred percent, and then surrender body and soul to the baby.
Marián Zamora SaboritPhysiotherapist. Pilates Technician Psychomotorist in Early Childhood Education Collaborator of GuiaInfantil.com Blog by Marián Zamora