What is pregnancy related carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist can cause pain, pins and needles or even numbness in the hand and wrist. This can be common in the third trimester of pregnancy primarily due to increased fluid and swelling in the body.

How a physiotherapist can help?

A physiotherapist can help by performing manual therapy and help with lymphatic drainage to decrease fluid in upper limbs. As well as education on positioning of wrist, use of compression and splinting garments and the use of cryotherapy (ice).

Book an appointment today at Physiohealth Women’s to manage your pregnancy-related carpal tunnel.