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I’ve got wrist pain near my thumb. My doctor told me it is De quervein syndrome. I have a four month old baby who likes to sit on my hands. Does anyone else have this? If so how do you manage with your kids? Thank you

Posted by sheenaeliza, 28th May 2014

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  • No, but I’ve carpal Tunnel syndrome. But de Quervain’s tenosynovitis only affects the thumb tendons. Even though the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome & tendonitis may be similar, they are medically very different conditions. Their symptoms are similar only because they share a common factor: tendon inflammation.
    When the neurologist set me on the waitlist for operation, someone suggested a traction device, which I’ve been using off and on the last 10yrs or so. It really helps and no operation was needed. Physiotherapy may be helpful too

  • sorry to hear, sounds painful.i don’t have the pain near thumbs but I have got carple tunnel pain in wrists.

  • I’ve never heard of it! And it’s from bub sitting on your hands? Is there a cure for it or do you just have to learn to live with it?

  • hope you get better so you can enjoy bubba

  • Never heard of this until now, hope you’re coping ok with it.

  • Good time for bub to find a new favorite position. Goodluck I don’t know much about this, but sounds like you will need to modify the way you do things so you don’t make it worse.

  • Is that what it’s called?!? I get this — it can be very crippling sometimes! I massage and occasionally wear a wrist guard which seems to help. Now that I have a name for it I can do some research — thank you so much for this post!

  • This is something i will be googling as my.grandma has it too. i had forgotton the name so thank you for jogging my memory. u may want to check out Web MD internet site as thats where i find most of my answers of health related topics. gd luck.

  • Sorry this is the first time that I have heard of this, not sure what it is or what you can do but I do hope you can find some answers to help

  • i havent herd of this but hope you can get help to fix it :)

  • Hi I hope you have found some good answers, all the best

  • I have lots of problems with my wrists mainly due to work. I usually deep heat and take extra care of it if anything hurts. Sometimes strapping as well. Hope you get better!

  • I havent heard of it before, hope it gets better for you soon

  • hope its getting better

  • I hope it goes away, our thumbs are used quite a lot.

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