Trigger Finger, Carpal Tunnel & Wrist Pain Pregnancy Treatment

What Pregnancy Conditions Do We Treat?

Pregnancy causes the hormone levels in your body to change significantly, both during pregnancy and following the birth of your baby. Progesterone levels are extraordinarily high which causes a loosening of the ligaments throughout your body and can affect the small joints of your hand. You also have increases in fluid retention which causes swelling around joints. This can make new mothers more prone to conditions such as:

Carpal Tunnel post pregnancy is common in pregnancy due to increased swelling which causes compression of a nerve in your wrist. This can result in significant pins and needles, numbness and weakness in your hand. Our services include: Orthotics/Night splinting, massage, joint protection, education, and strengthening.

de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (wrist pain during pregnancy) is inflammation of the tendon sheath in your wrist. It causes burning pain with movement of your thumb and wrist. Pain usually starts prebirth and without treatment worsens throughout the following year. What we provide: orthotics/splinting, massage, education, modification of activities of daily living, and strengthening.

Trigger Finger during pregnancy is a thickening of a tendon in your finger or thumb that causes it to “catch” when moving your thumb. If caught early this can be treated simply with a small splint. We can help with orthotics/splinting, massage, and strengthening.


This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

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Hand and Wrist Conditions During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and motherhood is such an exciting time of your life, however, due to the significant hormonal changes that accompany this period, you may experience pain and dysfunction of the small joints of the hand and wrist. Repetitive tasks such as lifting and dressing can cause your wrist and tendons to become painful and inflamed. At Action Rehab hand therapy we can help treat your hand pain and wrist pain symptoms and put in place preventative strategies so that you can enjoy this new chapter of your life.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, including wrist pain, hand pain and carpal tunnel post pregnancy. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.