De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt when you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.



You are more likely to develop de Quervain’s tenosynovitis if:

You are a woman.

You are 40 years of age or older.

Your hobby or job involves repetitive hand and wrist motions, which is a very common cause.

You have injured your wrist. Scar tissue can restrict the movement of your tendons.

You are pregnant. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause it.

You have arthritis.



Symptoms of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis include:

Pain near the base of your thumb

Swelling near the base of your thumb

Difficulty moving your thumb and wrist when you're doing something that involves grasping or pinching

A "sticking" or "stop-and-go" sensation in your thumb when moving it


How We Treat

Ultrasound Therapy, Tendon Gliding, Splinting, Exercises