What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is inflammation of tendons on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis can be brought on by simple strain injury to the extensor pollicus longus tendon.
Symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Pain and tenderness at the side of the wrist
- Swelling and redness
Causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Overuse Injury
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Scar tissue from an injury area
Treatment for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Thumb-spica splint
- Anti-Inflammatory Medicine or Injection
- Sugerical Treatment
Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.