De Quervain’s Disease
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Swelling of the wrist
- Grating feeling in the wrist
- Pain and weakness along the thumb, wrist, and forearm
- Increased pain with activity
De Quervain’s Disease involves swelling and inflammation of the tendons and the tendon sheath on the thumb side of the wrist. The exact cause of de Quervain’s disease is unknown, though it is speculated that the condition may occur from injury to the wrist or tendon, or from activities that involve repeated wrist and thumb movements.