De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a wrist condition that can be caused from overuse or trauma, with it commonly manifesting itself in new mothers, and nowadays, grandparents.
Common symptoms include tenderness on the radial side of the wrist which means it can be quite painful for the patient to extend their thumb.
A common test for De Quervain’s is the Finkelstein test and also palpation of the radial side of the wrist.
Conservative treatment of De Quervain’s is splinting but in more severe cases, surgery may be required to divide the tendon sheaths of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and extensor pollicis brevis (EPB).
If you are suffering from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and would like it examined by one of our fully qualified therapists, please call us at Melbourne Hand Therapy today (03) 9899 8490 or leave an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.