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DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, also known as first dorsal compartment tendonitis, is a condition due to irritation of the thumb extensor tendons at the wrist

Any repetitive activity may initiate these symptoms in susceptible people, but is often found in new mothers for a variety of reasons, not least of which is picking up the new baby.

This condition is characterised by pain at the wrist (on the thumb side), made worse by certain activities such as lifting and twisting.

Treatment of deQuervain’s tenosynovitis includes both surgical and non-surgical methods. The best for you will be considered before treatment starts.


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