By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis refers to an irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons near the base of the thumb. The inflammatory condition causes a pain in the wrist, near the thumb. The pain flares up when twisting your thumb and wrist, grasping or making a fist.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis normally occurs from repetitive trauma or overuse of the thumb and wrist in daily activities. You may check the YouTube link below for a detailed explanation of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis exercise can help to speed up the healing process and reduce your symptoms. Other benefit of these exercise include:
- To strengthen your wrist and thumb muscles
- Decrease inflammation
- Reduce stress on your wrist
- Improve function
- Prevent recurrences.
Dr Tony Setiobudi is an Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard), Singapore. He treats bone, joint, muscle and ligament problems in adults and children. He has a special interest in nerve compression and spine problems such as back & neck pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumor & infection, spinal cord injury, osteoporosis fracture, spinal stenosis and slipped disc.