De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is inflammation of the tendons near your thumb. This can be quite painful and you’re likely to feel pulling and pain every time you move your wrist or try to grip or make a fist. Inflammation can occur around the thumb and make if uncomfortable to move. If so, ice can be used to take the inflammation down.
This injury can happen because of repetitive work movements, sports, cooking. Even musicians can start getting pain because of the repetitive movements while playing an instrument.
Treatment normally can take four to six weeks, but can sometimes be longer if your job requires you to continue to do repetitive movements of the wrist and hand.
If you have tried drugs, wrist braces and ice and it still hurts, you may want to call us for an appointment. We can help.