Common Conditions:
De Quervain’s Tendinitis

December 2013
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De Quervain’s Tendinitis

De Quervain tendinitis occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb (where the thumb meets the wrist bones) are irritated or constricted. The word “tendinitis” refers to swelling of the tendons. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. The pain is particularly noticeable when forming a fist, grasping or gripping things, or when turning the wrist. The goal of treatment is to relieve the pain caused by irritation and swelling.

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