Pregnancy Symptom: Numbness/Tingling in Hands (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
Numbness/Tingling in Hands (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
What It Feels Like
Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. It feels like pins and needles in your thumb and index finger. Sometimes you'll feel this sensation in your whole hand and forearm. Carpal tunnel syndrome can happen anytime during the pregnancy.
Why do you get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Water retention is the culprit here. It causes swelling of the carpal tunnel, a ring of fibers around the wrist under which the nerve passes. The swelling causes pressure on the nerve that passes from the arm to the hand.
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