About DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis:
DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis is a condition that causes pain on the inside of the wrist and forearm directly above the thumb. It is a common problem that affects the wrist and is relatively simple to diagnose. Continuously performing hand and thumb motions ie: grasping, pinching, squeezing, or wringing can lead to this type of inflammation.
Signs & Symptoms
- Soreness felt on the side of the forearm, near the wrist. Pain can spread up through the forearm or down the wrist and through the thumb if not treated properly
- Squeaking sound manifesting around the wrist area
- Pain and swelling
- Clenching objects with the thumb and hand can gradually increase pain
How is it Treated?
- Physical Therapy
- Cortisone or other medication based injections
- This injury may require surgery. Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered