Is The Pain In Your Thumb Mommy Thumb Or DeQuervain’s Syndrome

What is Mommy Thumb?  Medical terms sometimes change over time.  In this case, since lots of moms get this particular type of pain, a new name for DeQuervain’s Syndrome evolved.

A ‘syndrome’ is a bunch of symptoms.  In the case, the new name for the syndrome is Mommy Thumb.

I’d guess that beside lifting little babies many times a day the cause also comes from current lifestyles.  Weaker upper bodies and arms and more time on computers or ‘just sitting’ may cause you to have a tendency to tilt your wrists as you lift your baby (or anything.)

It’s tilting your hand toward your baby finger that stresses the muscles and tendons on the thumb side of your wrist.

Lifting with straight wrists rather than tilted can prevent and help get rid of Mommy Thumb.  Here is an article about pain on the thumb side of your wrist. (<– click here.)   There are many more articles about hand, wrist and arm pain at that website, too.

And here’s a video about Mommy Thumb by hand surgeon C. Noel Henley.  But wait!  Don’t worry–there are natural steps you can take to get rid of your pain.  Surgery is rarely the answer.  Check out the article link, above.


Simple Pain Relief Tip for Hand & Wrist Pain–Computer Users

I was watching a woman work.  Is this woman at risk of having hand and wrist pain?  Or a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis in her future?  She is if she continues doing this…

I watched her filling in blanks on her computer screen.  Her seat was far enough away from the keyboard that her arm was almost totally straight.  She did not pull her chair closer to the keyboard.  She did have a “wrist rest” in front of the keyboard.

Why will this end up causing carpal tunnel area pain for her?

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Natural Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief

Is there such a thing as natural healing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?  Or will you have to have surgery? It’s always good to know you may have options.

My client Betty told me her story.

About 15 years ago, Betty was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Her doctors advised her to have surgery.

She did not want to have surgery.

So she didn’t.

Instead she started wearing a wrist brace at night and she made some changes in the way she worked.  Betty worked in a cafeteria and did lots of heavy lifting.  By and by, she retired.

She never had the carpal tunnel surgery.  She did get better naturally.

You see, bodies are smart.  They can heal naturally.  That includes your body, too! 🙂

Betty told me that just recently she started having carpal tunnel symptoms again.  So she got out her wrist brace to wear at night and, again, her symptoms are going away.

Sometimes it’s just that simple to get carpal tunnel pain relief.

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