de quervains

While I was about 6 months pregnant with my first baby, I developed de quervains in my left hand. About a month later my right hand got it.
I thought once I had my baby and all my swelling went down it would go away.
It has now been over three weeks since the birth of my baby.
My swelling is gone, but the pain in my wrists is just as bad as before.
I read that while i’m nursing a baby it can become worse because of the positions I hold my wrists in.
Will this just go away when I finish nursing? Have you ever had anyone with this similar problem.
Should I get a thumb spica?
What else can I do. thanks for your time.

1 Comment found

    Terry Robinson PT

    9 10

    It will probably go away within 6 to 9 months after the birth of your child. A thumb splint may help at night.


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