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\
Meet Our Board-Certified Hand & Wrist Expert
Dr. Julia Kenniston
Hand & Wrist Specialist