Go Back   WAHM Forums - WAHM.com >

Welcome to the WAHM Forums - WAHM.com.

Welcome to WAHM Forums

Already registered? Login above 

OR

To take advantage of all the site's features, become a member of the largest community of Work-At-Home Moms.

The advertising to the left will not show if you are a registered user.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2011, 09:59 PM
safyre's Avatar
Mad Scientist
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SW Texas
Posts: 81
Default Anyone ever dealt with "Mommy's Thumb"?

Oh my God, it is killing me!! I got it 2 months after my daughter was born in my left hand and four months later, it's my right hand. Of course it had to return to the hand I don't have a brace for! I think this new "Hold me under my arms so I can bounce on your lap" thing is what did it this time.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 06:03 AM
5525carin's Avatar
Awesome WAHM
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Parker, Co
Posts: 686
Default

Yes! I have had it in my right hand since April. It seems to get better and then I will go and pick up my little guy wrong and it starts all over again. I injured this hand as a kid so I thought that may be contributing to the new injury.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 07:11 AM
Amy Jacobs's Avatar
Grand WAHM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Illinois South of Chicago
Posts: 16,869
Default

okay dont laugh but was is it exactly? I actually have never heard of this
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 10:05 AM
BlessYourHeart's Avatar
WAHM Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 1,383
Default

Well, I am ashamed to say....I am a nurse and haven't heard of this. Maybe some kind of pregnancy induced carpal tunnel issue?

Shana
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 11:29 AM
5525carin's Avatar
Awesome WAHM
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Parker, Co
Posts: 686
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amy Jacobs View Post
okay dont laugh but was is it exactly? I actually have never heard of this
I am not sure if it is the technical name for this issue but I believe it has to do with the tendons in the thumb. They can get injured from repeated stress as in picking up a child repeatedly. I have not gone to the doctor for it because I know how and when it happened, there is really nothing he can do for it and I am not into taking meds. I just deal with it and try to baby it so it can heal.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 12:11 PM
*In*2*Win*'s Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 15,159
Default

Glad mine are too big to pick up repeatedly!

Bonnie
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 04:28 PM
Amy Jacobs's Avatar
Grand WAHM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Illinois South of Chicago
Posts: 16,869
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5525carin View Post
I am not sure if it is the technical name for this issue but I believe it has to do with the tendons in the thumb. They can get injured from repeated stress as in picking up a child repeatedly. I have not gone to the doctor for it because I know how and when it happened, there is really nothing he can do for it and I am not into taking meds. I just deal with it and try to baby it so it can heal.
Thanks Lady! I had no idea (LOL) I am always learning ~Amy
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2011, 08:40 PM
safyre's Avatar
Mad Scientist
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SW Texas
Posts: 81
Default

Sorry I didn't get back on sooner - we had a festival and were in & out all weekend long!

Here's a little more info:

"Mommy thumb, formally known as De Quervain's tendinitis, is an inflammation of the tendons below the thumb down to the wrist. Although the condition has been around as long as parents have hoisted their children, doctors say a combination of heavier children, older new mothers, cribs that are lower to the floor and frequent scrolling and typing on smartphones has sent the number of cases skyward.

People with De Quervain's typically experience pain on the thumb side of the wrist that radiates up the forearm. Sometimes the symptoms start during pregnancy. Doctors aren't sure why, but they believe that swelling adds pressure to already stressed tendons, exacerbating the irritation. For many women (and some men), it gets worse when they are constantly lifting a child, bending down into the crib, putting their hands in an "L" shape under the child's armpits and lifting so that much of the weight is on the thumbs."
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-03-2011, 10:12 AM
BlessYourHeart's Avatar
WAHM Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 1,383
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by safyre View Post
Sorry I didn't get back on sooner - we had a festival and were in & out all weekend long!

Here's a little more info:

"Mommy thumb, formally known as De Quervain's tendinitis, is an inflammation of the tendons below the thumb down to the wrist. Although the condition has been around as long as parents have hoisted their children, doctors say a combination of heavier children, older new mothers, cribs that are lower to the floor and frequent scrolling and typing on smartphones has sent the number of cases skyward.

People with De Quervain's typically experience pain on the thumb side of the wrist that radiates up the forearm. Sometimes the symptoms start during pregnancy. Doctors aren't sure why, but they believe that swelling adds pressure to already stressed tendons, exacerbating the irritation. For many women (and some men), it gets worse when they are constantly lifting a child, bending down into the crib, putting their hands in an "L" shape under the child's armpits and lifting so that much of the weight is on the thumbs."
Thank you for the explanation. I had not heard of this before.

Shana
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off