Mommy’s wrist, or De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, is a painful sensation that commonly presents itself on the lateral part of the hand or on the side that is adjacent to the thumb. It is a common presentation in women who have recently conceived, especially first-time mothers.

New mothers often pick up and carry their newborns much more than they normally would. This disease is not predicated on the gender of the patient, but we find that females are much more predisposed to developing it.

It is a fair assessment that the chances for women to get this condition is higher. This has to do with complex biochemical interactions in your body, such as the hormonal changes that dictate the course of pregnancy. 

THE REASON BEHIND IT

When women pick up infants, they often do not pay enough attention to the slant of their hands when they are doing this. Oftentimes, the wrist will bend away from the lateral side and cause inflammation on the tendon (which is a thick cord-like structure) that tethers the inner bones of the wrist to the thumb.

This inflammation is worsened by the hormonal influx in pregnancy. Repeatedly picking up the child in this position can cause harm to the hand and may lead to pain, numbness, and even paralysis.

Finally!

As if motherhood did not already come laden with a plethora of problems and concerns, here is another one to add to the list. Due to this problem, women can experience severe pain and limitations in movement. The best way to avoid this pain is to avoid that it happens in the first place. If resting does not fix it, you may have to resort to surgery.

And if you’re not ready for the surgery, there are various home remedies or treatments that can be used to treat mommy’s wrist or De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.

One of the most effective and easy home solutions for the disease is De Quervain’s wand & tape. De Quervain’s Wand and Tape are increasingly simple to use and you can easily use them yourself. The Tape can be left on overnight and works well to increase the range of motion.