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Pregnancy-related hand conditions – Waterfall News 2019

Pregnancy, especially the third trimester, leads to a myriad of changes in the hormone profile in expectant mothers. The effects of a shift in higher progesterone towards the end of pregnancy causes water retention leading to not only swollen ankles but swelling around the wrists as well. This can lead to compression symptoms in the …

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What is Mommy’s Wrist?

Hand surgeon John M. Erickson, MD explains the phenomenon called “mommy’s wrist.” “Mommy’s wrist” or “mommy’s thumb” is a condition that is officially called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis (or tendonitis). This is a type of tendonitis in the wrist whose nickname comes from the fact that the condition is common in caregivers of young children. The …

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