De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

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De Quervain’s┬ádisease is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend the wrist. The typical symptom is pain over your wrist at the base of your thumb that is made worse by activity and relieved by rest. It is commonly seen in women carrying their babies after delivery and repetitive activities requiring movement of the wrist while gripping the thumb (eg. Hammering, assembly line jobs).

Treatment for de Quervain’s tenosynovitis includes wrist splinting and physical therapy. If those treatments do not improve symptoms, then cortisone injections and/or minimally invasive surgery can treat de Quervain’s tenosynovitis.

by Hand Specialist Malaysia