De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled structure that surrounds the tendons (fibres that connect muscle to bone) which are responsible for the movement of the thumb. These tendons cross through the wrist into the thumb.
The condition is common with cashiers, mechanics, pianists, and individuals who use game controllers or type on a keyboard for a prolonged period.
Symptoms of this condition include a gradual onset of localized pain over the wrist and the thumb, which often radiates a little into the forearm. Patients may report a “squeaking” sound or sensation while moving the thumb or wrist. Also, decreased pinch strength is observed.
We, at the clinic, offer services like myofascial release and friction massage therapy that can significantly improve recovery time of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis