De Quervain's syndrome

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

If you experience pain or difficulty when you move your thumb, we can help

What is De Quervains syndrome?

Two tendons (flexible chords) run between your wrist and thumb. If the sheath that encases these tendons becomes inflamed, you may find it difficult or painful to move your thumb. This is called De Quervain's syndrome.

It's more common in women, particularly after pregnancy. Repetitive movements, when playing sports for example, is also a common cause.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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