Saturday, January 31, 2009

DeQuervain's Tendonitis

Jean-Louis had complained about wrist pain for a few weeks now but I would just tell him that he was weak since I was actually the one that was holding Tristan more.  It's true I have stronger arms and wrists than him since he sucked at climbing and I ruled :)  Okay, I wouldn't say suck but I was much better than him!

Recently this week, I started to feel a bit of wrist pain myself.  It's partly because I have been weak and dizzy and I haven't been able to hold Tristan as much.  So, when I had to hold him, I did so while sitting down and lifting him up and down.  That was beginning to take a toll on my right wrist.  Worried that our wrists may get worst, I did a bit of research and found out that we are both headed towards getting DeQuervain's Tendonitis, a painful condition caused by inflammation of the tendons in the thumb.  If you hold your baby a lot using improper technique, you may get this too.  It's important to make sure your wrist is always straight and comfortable when holding your baby. You don't want your wrists to be sore from this and if it gets really bad, you may even need to have surgery - eeks!  Now, that's something to keep in mind for all parents!

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