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    Is anyone else having pain in their wrists???

    My right one is especially painful. I'm wearing a wrist brace that the chemist recommended. Its helping at night to keep my wrist still but its not making a great deal of difference during the day. I was trying to move my thumb yesterday to stretch the muscles out but each time I did I felt a painful clicking on the inner side of my wrist (pretty much on the bone).

    I've been told that this is fairly common in pregancy due to swelling of blood vessels etc but was wondering if anyone had any tips for reducing the discomfort and pain


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    I had CTS when I was PG with Jacob and it didn't totally go away until he was 5 - 6w old. I lost almost all feeling in all fingers and thumbs and had this shocking pins and needles thing all the time. I could put my hands in hot water straight from the tap and not even know. I found it hard to hold a pen to write, type etc etc.

    I don't really have any tips on how to relieve the pain and discomfort - I didn't use braces on my wrists, but I have heard they help over time.

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    i'm not pg - so my situation is a little different to yours - but i have chronis problems with my wrists so hope this info helps

    i've found that gently massaging my wrists at the point where your two arms bones meet close to your hand (sorry, not a great decription!) helps immensely - i have that clicking you mentioned regulalry in my left wrist - if i massage that point with my opposite thumb on both the inside and outside of my wrist (have to apply a bit of pressure) it will loosen up the carpel tunnel fibres - i've been to specialists and masseuse - and they both suggested same - it's basically a case of massaging enough to break up the tighter fibres around there - it's usually a good idea to do it for a while then move your hand around a heap just to keep it loose - also heat packs for a little while will help

    i know that was a bit of a ramble - but hope it helps! good luck

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    I had to use wrist braces on both my hands when i was pg with Alexander it even got to the stage that i couldn't drive the car it went after a few weeks of birth.

    I was told stretching my hands when i could would help but the braces helped more.

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    Thanks very much for the tips ladies. It must have been hard for those of you having to look after a newborn with painful wrists.

    Briggsy's Girl that wasnt a ramble at all. Thanks for the detailed info. I'll definitely give the massages a try.

    Just as the morning sickness was starting to wear off something else crops up. I never knew there were so many pregnancy related ailments!!

    Thanks again!

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    Oh Tina you poor thing!!!
    I have had CTS through this pregnancy too... it sucks!!
    I found that not much really helped me, except to put a cold pack on it when it was painful. I have *heard* that you can get injections for really bad cases... not sure how true that is though.
    I hope it calms down for you soon.
    Lisa

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    glad i could be of help - hope it all works out for you!

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