having joint pain during pregnancy.Please suggest cure.

Hello, My elder baby is 3.8yrs old now. Since my pregnancy (5th month) and till now I am suffering from severe joint pain in both my hands, its not in the joints area but between the joints. What may be the reason? I have undergone numerous test but diagnosis is still not proper.
Please let me know your diagnosis and what could be the cure?


having joint pain during pregnancy.Please suggest cure.
Obstetrics & Gynae

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Joint pains affecting multiple joints as wrist, hand, ankle, knee and back are very common during pregnancy and usually go away after pregnancy with time.
    Various reasons of joint pain can be
    1. Postural
    2. Weight gain
    3. Arthritis preexisting or developing
    4. Acute infection
    5. Hypothyroidism
    6. Nutritional deficiency
    7. Pressure on lower limbs due to gravid uterus
    8. Carpel tunnel syndrome affecting wrist and hands.

    As in your case it's long standing and onset was in 2nd trimester of pregnancy, you should seek advice from an orthopaedician too. Carpel tunnel syndrome can be a close diagnosis which usually starts in 2nd or 3rd trimester in form of pain, tingling and numbness in wrist and hand. Go for physiotherapy, hot or cold compresses and analgesics for relief.
    Rule out other associated conditions like hypothyroidism, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis or fever.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
    Stay connected to MediMetry for regular tips on safe & healthy pregnancy!