De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an irritation of the outer layer of the tendon which controls thumb movements. Commonly affects young mothers, thought to be due to hormonal changes and repetitive lifting or can be a result of a direct blow to the area.
If symptoms do not settle with conservative management within 3 months steroid injection may be offered or if this fails surgery may be considered
De Quervain's TenosynovitisWrist and Hand Pain
GP Debenham Group Practice, IES CCG Prescribing and Diagnostics Lead
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