De Quervain Disease
De Quervain Disease is a tenosynovitis of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control movement of the thumb.
Chronic overuse of thumb and wrist
Inappropriate use and poor posture of hand.
Usually occur in middle- aged women,
postpartum women and computer users.
Chronic pain, spasms, tenderness,
occasional burning sensations in the hand,
and swelling over the thumb side of the
wrist and difficulty gripping.
Avoid repetitive use of thumbs
To maintain good posture of thumbs during lifting
Fascial manipulation, cold and heat therapy, ultrasound, interferential therapy, acupuncture, magnetic field therapy and hand exercise can reduce pain and inflammation.
Splinting can reduce pain.
If necessary, patients may consider steroid injection.
In severe condition, patients may need operation.