Hands, Waist And Knees Ache After A Cesarean Delivery?

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hello doctor,

1 Answer:

Hello Celsi,

Thank you for the question.

Pain after surgery is a natural thing and usually will improve by itself in a matter of weeks. However, in rare cases, this pain will occur up to more than 3 months after surgery, or what is called chronic postsurgical pain, where the pain will spread according to the innervation of the place where the surgery was performed or where the anesthesia was carried out. In pregnancy or SC surgery, anesthesia is performed on the lower spine and will affect the lumbar nerve extending down to the foot. Based on the complaints you have which one of them is on the wrist and on the tip of the thumb, the possibility of it originating from the operation you are doing is very small.

There are other possibilities that underlie your complaint, such as:

  Strains / sprains or sprains, ie strained / dislocated bone and surrounding tissue. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a pinched nerve in the wrist. Hernia pulposus hernia, which is pinched nerve at the waist. Rheumatoid arthritis. Gouty arthritis. Osteoarthritis. This can be affected by injury, improper sleeping and sitting position, often carrying heavy objects and activities that focus on the hands or back, or the use of shoes that do not fit. Basically if you feel the pain is focused on the muscles such as spreading and like tingling, you can consult a neurologist. However, if the pain is accompanied by signs of arthritis or arthritis such as redness on the wrists, knees, leg joints, you can consult a specialist in internal medicine. The doctor will evaluate your complaint, conduct a physical examination, and carry out investigations if needed such as x-rays, blood tests, or EMG (electromyography) so that the doctor can handle according to the cause of your complaint.

Things you can do in the meantime:

 Compress the painful part with cold water and take a shower with warm water. Take pain relievers that can be bought freely. Avoid heavy activities involving the back, and avoid lifting heavy objects for a while. Avoiding repetitive activities involving the wrist, such as writing, typing. Paying attention to sitting and sleeping positions that are good and right.
Hopefully this information can help you

Regards.

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