DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis

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
  • Splinting
  • Cortisone or other medication based injections
  • This injury may require surgery. Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered

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