Are Joint Pains Normal During Pregnancy
Are joint pains normal during pregnancyé Back pain is normal because of the load you'recarrying. The baby is only a couple of pounds. Yes, but there are several extra gallons ofblood and amniotic fluid, which adds to the load. It isn't just my back that hurts. My knees,my ankles, almost everything hurts. Your ankles probably hurt because the fluidwants to naturally collect at the lowest point. Women's feet often swell another size duringpregnancy.
Along with the next size up pants and shirtsand everything else. Wait until you have to move on to maternitydresses because you can't wear anything else. If your ankles are swelling, you'llneed to walk more and elevate the feet for a few hours at the end of the day. I have no problems elevating my feet at theend of the day. The question is if my husband can tolerate it. He doesn't have a choice. While I'd love to sit on the couch and sitand text, even my hands hurt sometimes.
The same fluids building up in your anklesis flowing through your hands. This means that pregnant women are at greater risk ofcarpal tunnel syndrome. So what do I do for my handsé I can't sitby the couch with my hands in the air, because no show or sports team is that good. Lower your salt intake, drink more water,cut back on the soda and get a lot of exercise. So get moving and get plenty of rest. Soundsrather contradictory. If you sit and stew, you'll end up withmore joint pain. I heard a joke that pregnancy pains are justpreparation to make a woman willing to go
through labor. I'll have to take your word for it.
Hand Wrist Stretches for Arthritis Pain Relief Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it's Jo. Don't worry,I wasn't hunting Bambi, but here in the south, hunting is a really big deal, and sometimesyour hand can start hurting. So I'm gonna show you some stretches for your hands andyour fingers today. Alright, let's start with some wrist exercises. First you can keep yourelbow bent, that's fine, and you're going to bring your fist downward so you're gettinga stretch up here. You can either hold it for 30 seconds, if it's not too tight, oryou can just do a slow motion going up and down, and do that just 10 times repeatedly.So either 30 seconds holding it down, 30 seconds holding it up. Or rotating back and forth.And that's gonna get that wrist loosened up
for you a little bit. Then you can turn yourfist to the side and go down and up that way. So, same kind of thing, you can either holdit down for 30 seconds, hold it up for 30 seconds, or just do a slow movement back andforth about 10 times. Once you get your wrist loosened up, then you're gonna start workingon your fingers. So first usually what I'll do is I'll start closest to the hand and thenmove my way to the end. So bending at your joints on the outside here, you're going tojust bring them down. If you want to push a little bit more with your other hand youcan. Stretching those joints out a little bit. Same kind of thing, you can go 10 timesjust back and forth, a little pop in there,
or you can hold it for 30 seconds. Then you'regonna move up to the next joint where you're gonna curl your fingers down. You'll be ableto see them all right there, and there getting those joints in the middle right there. Samekind of thing, you can hold it for 30 seconds, or you can just curl your fingers up and downto get them moving. And then the last joint on the end is usually the hardest. Sometimespeople can just bend them without holding on to them with their fingers. I have to holdon to mine. Mine don't bend on their own. And just kind of curling them down and comingup. So, same thing, you can hold them for 30 seconds, or you can do 10 just nice andslow moving back and forth. Then the last
once to get your thumb involved a little bit,is just to touch each finger with your thumb. Get that moving back and forth. You can circlearound, or you can go back the other way, or you can alternate. And there you have it,that should loosen up your wrist and your fingers. So all you hunters out there, oranybody who has arthritis in their hands and wrists in general, those are some good stretchesto get you loosened up and get you going. If you have a question, please leave it inthe comments section. And if you'd like to check out some more tutorials, please go to AskJo .Have fun, be safe, and I hope you feel better soon.