De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

This condition, also called stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist, is an inflammation of the sheath that wraps around the tendons at the thumb-side of the wrist. This condition is caused by overuse and is common in new mothers and active gardeners. It is also common in those who have diabetes, arthritis and other inflammatory symptoms. A variety of treatment options are available.