De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in 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.

What is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis?

This detailed video describes the condition of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include rest, splinting of the wrist and thumb, and corticosteroid injections. Anti-inflammatory medications and a cold compress can also be used to relieve inflammation. If those treatment options are not successful, surgery may be needed.