De Quervain's tenosynovitis, also known as De Quervain tendinitis or Mommy Thumb, is a condition affecting the tendons on the wrist near the base of the thumb. When these tendons are overused, by playing sports such as golf or tennis or picking up a baby or toddler, they can become swollen and painful.
Symptoms of de Quervain's Syndrome are likely to disappear after breastfeeding ends. However, in the meantime, the pain and swelling can addressed
Things to try at home:
If the symptoms persist, talk to your doctor about occupational therapy, including including splinting, activity modification, modalities, manual treatment, and therapeutic exercise. For rare, serious cases, surgery may be recommended.