First referred to as de Quervain’s tendonitis, then in recent years, Blackberry Thumb, this common tendon disorder is now showing up frequently in mothers and is now being called Mommy Thumb.
I am seeing this frequtenly in mothers with new borns from frequent lifting of the baby and from holding the wrist in a flexed position when brest feeding. Add to that frequent texting/emails from their PDA’s can lead to problems.
This condition frequently responds to a cortisone injection. If neccessary, surgery is highly effective with minimal down time and little interference with the ability to take care of your baby.