Also known as tenosynovitis (thumb tendonitis). I have it. I think it is my computer's fault. Well not the computer so much as the mouse. That's right- blame the mouse.
So now I get to wear the brace, relax with some ice packs, and take some good meds. I should probably not post too much for a while, and I guess I should stop emailing the President every night asking him to abolish Daylight Saving Time. He'll likely miss reading my research, but that can't be helped.
This brace is going to make it awkward to enter the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes every day- too much clicking with the mouse.
After the inflammation goes down a bit, I get to do some cool exercises like thumb lifts, passive thumb mp flexions, Finkelstein stretches, and resisted ulnar deviation stretches. Good times, people, good times.
Until then, I can pretend I'm Spiderman and shoot webs out of my brace...