Pain in wrist and pinky finger, hip pain, foot cysts after 3 pregnancies

by Heather

I have pain in my left wrist on the outside. It is sore if I press on it.

The pain radiates along the side of my hand up to the pinky finger.

I have "shocks" or pain sometimes when I try to grab things. When this happens, I have less strength in this hand.

I have several other issues coming up with tendons. I had a ganglion cyst on my foot, two years ago after my third pregancy had plantar fasciitis as well as ligament pain in the pelvis during pregancy. Now a year later have had bursitis in my hip and lower back issues.

What can this wrist issue be? I did have a doctor say it was carpal tunnel from pregnancy.

Can something be causing all the breakdown of my connective tissues?

Thank you.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Heather.

As you know, when one is pregnant the body releases a hormone that relaxes ligament tissue. One might say that this is necessary to accomadte the growth and exit of a baby.

One problem of this is that the extra weight of a baby on a pelvis/hip structure, combined with the reduced integrity of the ligaments holding said hip/pelvis structures together, can cause future imbalances/problems/misalignments, etc.

So if your hips/pervis structures were forced off during pregnancy, and stayed off after pregnancy, now your are getting undue pressure on the bursae, the padding. This irritates the padding, and gives you bursitis, and makes you HURT.

2. It's unlikely it's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome if you're having symptoms in your pinky side.

I'd go with a Tendonitis dynamic. But realistically, it's all about increasing tightness.

3. Just read your post again. It is possible that somethign systemic is at play that's making your physical structures less able to survive and thrive. You said you had three pregnancies.

So chances are, you're looking at a little to A LOT of nutritional deficiency. This can be a sneak-up-slowly-on-you-as-you-fall-apart kind of dynamic.

Pregnancy takes a lot out of you, as you know. But I mean, specifically, nutritionally.

Chances are you're Vitamin D deficient, Mangesium deficient (shocks, muscle tightness, spasm you don't even feel, pain), and possibly a whole host of other nutrients including B6, B12, iodine (related to cysts).

I use the term 'deficiency' loosely here. It can mean low, it can mean -really- low, it just all depends.

I suggest that you:

1. Go get your Vitamin D level tested, either at your doc or at who sells a $65 blood spot test kit you do at home and send into the lab.

Vitamin D sufficiency is VITAL.

2. Get my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook. That will give you something to do for your forearms/hands and more on nutrition too.

3. Go read around
Sign up for Kerri's newletter and get the ebook that comes with it. You need to know the nutritional info in there.

That's a start.

I suspect that you need to bolster your overall body function first, and then deal with any specific spots that remain after that. Likely both, but definitely the first.

More questions, more answers.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Jan 13, 2011
Same Problem -- Pain in wrist and pinky finger, hip pain, foot cysts after 3 pregnancies
by: Jason

I have the EXACT same problem. I'm a 29 year old male, obviously not pregnant. It's a surface pain from my pinky sometimes halfway up the outside of my arm to my forearm. Feels like hyper-sensitivity almost except for occasional shooting pains, more commonly in the evening and night. Still a vitamin deficiency? Just on the left side?


Joshua Comments:

Hi Jason.

Could be vitamin deficiency. Side effects of that can look like ALL SORTS of different things, including pain in random, specific spots.

Let me say right off the bat, I have NO way of telling from here.

So it could be some physical pain dynamic, tendonitisy kind of thing.

Nutritional insufficiency/deficiency, could be Vitamin D, B6, B12, Magnesium. Could be others, but those are generally the most common ones.

I'm not going to get into how/why nutritional deficiency can cause specific pain symptoms, but at a certain level, it's enough to know that they can.

And whether it's real pain, or perceived pain, it doesn't matter.

May 27, 2012
tendonitis later from Levaquin and Cipro
by: Anonymous

I have to ask, have you ever taken any of the antibiotics in the quinolone drug class? Levaquin, cipro, avolex? These drugs can sometimes cause the issues that you are having. It's not just while you're taking them either, sometimes, people have had reactions years after taking them.

I was on levaquin for 7 days, my Dr took me off of it when I developed tendonitis in my right shoulder. That was a year and a half ago. I'm now having the same pain in my wrist, and it worries me a lot.


Joshua Comments:

Yep, fluoroquinolones have an effect on the body such that even if one doesn't have immediate side effects, they can show up further down the road.

See: Levaquin Tendonitis

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