De Quervain Disease

De Quervain Disease is a tenosynovitis of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control movement of the thumb.

 

Causes:
  • Chronic overuse of thumb and wrist

  • Inappropriate use and poor posture of hand.

  • Usually occur in middle- aged women,
    postpartum women and computer users.

 

Symptoms:
  • Chronic pain, spasms, tenderness,
    occasional burning sensations in the hand,
    and swelling over the thumb side of the
    wrist and difficulty gripping.

 

Prevention:
  • Avoid repetitive use of thumbs

  • To maintain good posture of thumbs during lifting

 

Treatment:

 

 

 

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