De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sinus-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have Quervain’s tenosynovitis, twisting your wrist, grasping something, or making a fist will likely hurt.
- Although the exact cause of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis is unknown, any activity that involves repetitive hand or wrist movements – such as gardening, playing golf, playing rackets, or lifting your baby – can make the situation worse.De Quervain’s tenosynovitis treatment hyderabad
Symptoms of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis include:
- Pain near the base of the thumb
- Swelling near the base of the thumb
- Difficulty moving your thumb and wrist when doing something that requires grasping or pinching
- A “sticky” or “stop-and-go” feeling in your thumb when you move it
- If the disease persists too long without treatment, the pain can spread to the thumb, forearm, or both. Pinching, grasping, and other thumb and wrist movements make the pain worse.
Irritated wrist tendons
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Chronic overuse of your wrist is usually linked to de Quervain’s tenosynovitis.De Quervain’s tenosynovitis treatment hyderabad
- Tendons are string-like structures that attach muscles to the bone. When you grab, grab, squeeze, pinch, or squeeze something in your hand, two tendons on your wrist and lower thumb usually slide smoothly through the small tunnel that connects them to the base of the thumb. Repeating a particular movement over and over again day in and day out can irritate the sheath around both tendons, causing thickening and swelling that restrict their movement.
Other causes of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis include:
Direct injury to the wrist or tendon; Scar tissue can restrict tendon movement
Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis
Risk factors for de Quervain’s tenosynovitis include:
- Age. If you are between 30 and 50 years old, you are at greater risk of developing Quervain’s tenosynovitis than other age groups, including children.
- Sex. The condition is more common in women.
- To be pregnant. The condition can be linked to pregnancy.
- Infant care. Lifting your child repeatedly requires the use of your thumbs as a lever and can also be linked to the condition.
- Jobs or hobbies that involve repetitive hand and wrist movements. These can contribute to de Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
- Untreated Quervains tenosynovitis can make it difficult to use your hand and wrist properly and limit the range of motion of your wrist.De Quervain’s tenosynovitis treatment hyderabad