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De Quervain Syndrome

Many new parents suffer from chronic wrist pain caused by the awkward hand positions required to hold and care for an infant. The pain, usually noticed when forming a fist, grasping objects or turning the wrist, is sometimes referred to as new mom’s syndrome. The condition, known as De Quervain’s tendonitis, can be so severe that it hinders the simplest of daily tasks, such as bathing, feeding, or changing a newborn.

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This article discusses and illustrates De Quervain’s syndrome and other hand injuries.

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