De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is caused by repetitive wrist movements, such as in tennis, badminton, canoeing, or golfing.
What is it?
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the tendon sheaths in the wrist that attach the extensor pollicis brevis and the abductor pollicis longus muscles to the thumb.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain at the wrist close to the thumb, tenderness, and sometimes, crepitus.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, palpation for tenderness, testing using the Finkelstein’s Test, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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