Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
De Quervain's is a tenosynovitis (swelling of the sheath surrounding the tendon) of the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus tendons of the thumb. This condition usually occurs over a gradual period with repetitive use, however an acute injury can also result in de Quervain's. It is associated with racquet sports, bowling, rowing and golfing.
Pain is located at the base of the thumb and may radiate up the forearm. Pinching or grasping movements of the wrist and thumb increase the pain. A clicking or snapping sensation may occur on movement of the thumb