De Quervain’s is a painful tendon condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Typically, there are two tendons that attach to the thumb that must pass through a confined tunnel on their way back to the forearm. Inflammation or injury to this area can cause severe pain with wrist motion, especially radial or ulnar deviation.
To treat De Quervain’s, usually one or more treatment modalities is helpful. These include corticosteroid injections, therapy, bracing, and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS). Non-surgical treatment is usually safe and effective, but for certain people whose pain persists, surgery may become necessary.
If you have pain along the radial side of your wrist or have been told you have De Quervain’s tenosynovitis by your health care provider, please call Dr. Timothy B. Larson, MD at 940-299-HAND to help get your wrist pain resolved and get you back in action!