If you’re dealing with de Quervain’s disease, it can feel like a challenge just to tackle daily activities. At TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our hand and wrist specialists understand how important it is to get you back to living your best life – free of pain. Whether you need physical therapy, surgery or another type of treatment for de Quervain’s, we’ll make sure all of your providers stay up to date on your condition and your progress.
De Quervain’s disease is a painful condition that affects the tendons of the wrist near the thumb (the radial side). This type of tendon inflammation (tenosynovitis) can make it difficult to grip objects and may reduce range of motion in the wrist. Prolonged stress on the wrist and repeated motions of the thumb can lead to de Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
De Quervain’s disease is usually caused by repeated stress on the base of the thumb. New mothers who are constantly lifting an infant are especially prone to de Quervain’s disease. Other causes include:
The most common symptoms of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis include:
De Quervain’s syndrome can usually be treated with a combination of conservative treatments. These treatments can include:
In severe cases of de Quervain’s disease, surgery may be necessary. Tendon release surgery can help give the swollen tendon more room to move and relieve pressure on the nerves at the base of the thumb.
Certain risk factors can increase your chances of developing finger and wrist arthritis. The most common include:
The best way to prevent de Quervain’s tendinosis is to take good care of the thumb and wrist joints by:
Wrist and thumb pain due to de Quervain’s syndrome can severely limit your ability to perform the activities you love. Get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment from one of our specialists. Learn more or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 961 HAND or 513 961 4263.