I'm 37 weeks pregnant with my first, and have DeQuervain's. Been in pain since late June, finally went to the orthopedist and got splints in mid July, and got a cortisone shot last week - it hasn't worked yet and I'm losing hope. I only got the shot in one hand to see if it would work, but both of my hands are basically useless now. I know this is a common ailment for new moms which tells me that it won't just go away when the baby comes, and I'm feeling very frustrated and hopeless thinking that I won't be able to care for my baby (who is coming any day now!)
Has anyone dealt with this? Any tips on exercises or treatment, or something that helped significantly after the baby came like ibuprofin or more cortisone shots?