De Quervain’s Disease in San Diego, CA
This injury develops primarily from activities that require repetitious use of the hand and arm.
De Quervain’s disease is a condition brought on by irritation or swelling of the tendons found along the thumb side of the wrist. The irritation causes the compartment (lining) around the tendon to swell, changing the shape of the compartment or causing the tendon to thicken. This makes it difficult for the tendon to move as it should. Pain over the thumb side of the wrist is the main symptom. The pain is usually worse with repetitive use of the hand and thumb, especially when forcefully grasping things or twisting the wrist.
AAOS Fact Page: De Quervain’s Tendinitis