If you're a new mom, there's a good chance you've felt it: pain along the side of your thumbs and wrists. The pain can feel tender and swollen, and it might even feel like your thumb gets stuck for a second when you try to move it. You especially feel it when you hook your hands under your wee one's armpits and lift them up.
Officially, this pain is a symptom of de Quervain's tenosynovitis, which is very fun to say. Unofficially, people call this mommy thumb, since it's 10 times more likely to occur in women. But what exactly is this injury, and are mommies the only people who get it?