Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Joint stiffness
BMM
Towards the last half of my pregnancy my joints began to swell and stiffen, especially my fingers and toes.  It was to the point where most of my fingers and toe joints would lock and I would have to force them to bend.  I thought it was water retention in my joints.  I am now 7 weeks post partum (after having a c-section) and all my joints are feeling better, I am no longer retaining any water, but I still have the symtoms in my fingers.  My knuckles are still stiff and painful, although not very swollen, and some are still locking.  My symtoms are always the worst through the night and when I wake up in the morning.  Does this have anything to do with the relaxin secretion during my pregnancy and if so, will it eventually go away?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Dear BMM

I am just a couple of weeks away from my first delivery and even i am having similar symptoms with more stiffness of proximal interphalangeal joints (both hands) in the morning which becomes less severe till evening. But i feel conscious of this stiffness during the day.
I would like to know how long this persisted for you after delivery?
I just hope it resolves completely and does not turn out to be any severe illness.

Kirti
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I am now feeling the same thing, what is it I am really in a panic.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on hansen20's status
4 hrs ago
1217293 tn?1467357944
Blank
Risa615 commented on Grace358's status
11 hrs ago
6077797 tn?1479839771
Blank
pb95, and veronica0808 commented on veronica0808's status
Dec 07
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources