It seems that my husband might have been right (though I will never tell him!). According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, more women are experiencing similar pain and it has been attributed to "an inflammation of tendons below the thumb down to the wrist." The condition is most likely occurring because women are older when we have our first children, our tots are heavier than previous generations, new crib standards place our mattresses closer to the floor, and of course, frequent scrolling on smartphones. It's even been given a name – Mommy Thumb (though doctors tend to call it De Quervain’s tendinitis). While I won't be using steroid injections to cure the pain, at least I know I wasn't imagining it! Have you experienced Mommy Thumb?
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