Tuesday, May 10, 2011

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

This is what I have in both hands. Also, the reason that I can no longer bowl :( Disappointing, because I always enjoyed bowling.

This started only about 2 weeks after having our youngest daughter. So, it's been going on for about 10 weeks now.

I can get through a good portion of the day without it really bothering me. Then, all of a sudden, I will move my thumb or wrist in just a way that I about want to scream. By the end of the day, the wrists are pretty sore.



  1. I have this in my right thumb. Some days it is so bad I can't even hold a pencil which makes it hard to take notes in classes. I hope you get some relief. I brace mine at night and when it gets really painful.

  2. Thanks, ladygirlslife. I have a brace for my right hand. When I went to the doctor originally, the left wasn't bothering me too much. So, we started with the right. I try to wear it as much as possible, but it is so hard to do anything with it on! Now, I really need a brace for my left as well. I will really not be able to do anything with both on lol.

    My doctor recommended icing it and ibuprofen. Have you tried either? Any success with either? So far, it's not really helping too much.