WHAT IS DEQUERVAIN’S TENDONITIS?
• Overuse injuries
• It can be associated with pregnancy
• It can be found in inflammatory arthritis
• Very common in middle-aged women
Signs and Symptoms:
• Pain which may radiate down the thumb or up the forearm
• Swelling over the thumb side of the wrist
• Difficulty grasping
• Numbness in the back of the thumb or index finger
• Anti-inflammatory medication
If the symptoms are severe and do not improve with nonsurgical treatment, you should visit an orthopaedic provider to discuss surgery. The provider may recommend this surgery to open the covering to make more room for the irritated tendons
Please note: This information is for informational purposes only. It should not be used for diagnosing an injury, and the information provided should not be used to replace medical treatment.