De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a very painful condition that involves inflammation of the tendons in the thumb that are responsible for thumb extension. The inflamed tendons and their covering rub against the tunnel that they pass through resulting in pain at the base of the thumb, which can also extend into the forearm. Additionally, some patients may have swelling and redness of the wrist at the base of the thumb. The symptoms associated with De Quervain’s tenosynovitis can occur gradually or suddenly, and certain activities, especially grasping and pinching tasks, can be quite difficult as the pain can be severe with these thumb movements.
There are various treatment options available for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and the prognosis is excellent for individuals faced with this condition. If you are a victim of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, reach out to one of our physicians today to ensure yourself the best treatment option!