What is a De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that causes pain of the tendon on the thumb side of your wrist. This pain is elicited when you turn your wrist, grasp for something, or make a fist. This pain is caused by tendon irritation. Repetitive motion it thought to make this condition worse. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ryan Diederich at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery can help!
Symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
You may have De Quervain’s tenosynovitis if:
- you have pain in the base of your thumb.
- you experience swelling at the base of your thumb.
- you have trouble moving your thumb or wrist.
- you experience difficulty when trying to grasp or pinch something.
- you feel like your thumb gets “stuck” when trying to move it.
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