Wait till you hear this. Just about a week ago I started having a shooting pain in my right wrist when I move my thumb. I thought maybe I just slept on it weird and figured it would just go away. Well, several days later it was no better so I got a recommendation for a hand guy at my hospital. I couldn't get in to see him until today so I went and bought a brace on Monday and wearing it has helped a bit.
Well, today I saw the doctor (actually I saw his PA) and she asked me to tell her about my symptoms. I explain that I'm having severe pain radiating from my thumb. That it hurts when I do things like pull my hair into a pony tail or pick up my daughter. She stopped and asked, "How old is your daughter?" I told her and she proceeded to tell me that I have deQuervain’s Tendonitis. Apparently it is common in new mothers. It's from picking up and carrying Sadie around. She gave me an anti-inflammatory cream and told me to continue wearing the brace. Then she told me that I may very well develop it in my left hand because I'm depending on it more now. Ugh.