De Quervain's Disease

"De Quervain's Disease is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Chronic overuse of the wrist, direct injury to the wrist or tendon, and inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may cause this condition. The characteristic symptoms of De Quervain's disease include pain near the base of the thumb, swelling near the base of the thumb, and difficulty moving the thumb and wrist. Over-the-counter pain relievers, splints and physical therapy, and surgery may help ease pain and inflammation.

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What causes sudden stiffness of the finger?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy and active 34 year old female, with the sudden onset of a finger and thumb stiffness, one week ago. It is more like a dull ache. I am wondering what this could be.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, a sudden onset either looks like a nerve, joint or a blood vessel problem. I would like to ask you a few more queries: Where exactly is the pain, at the base of the fingers, the tip or all of it? Do all your fingers hurt or is it only the first and the second? Di...  Read Full »

What could be the possible reasons for wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a newly married housewife. I am having pain in the right wrist for the last five days. I also feel pain in the right lower arm and sometimes above the right shoulder blade. The pain is also present in the fingers of the right hand. I cannot put enough force while making a grip with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible reasons as a whole are Cervical IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse), missed minor fracture in childhood, carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervain's tenosynovitis. Please do the following investigations: 1) Fasting Thyroid profile. 2) Fasting lipid profile. 3...  Read Full »

What causes wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three years ago, my right hand was accidentally ran over. X-ray showed no broken bones, but throughout the year I had extreme pain on the right hand side of my wrist next to the bone. I never know when the pain on the right hand side of my wrist is going to happen or how long the intense ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. There are three probable diagnosis in your case: Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury (TFCC). Non-union scaphoid. De Quervain's disease (painful inflammation of thumb that extends to wrist). TFCC injury is a soft tissue injury and wri...  Read Full »

Can De Quervain's syndrome cause nerve damage?

Query: Hi doctor,I am feeling burning in the wrist. I had De Quervain's release six months ago. Can one have nerve damage as a result of De Quervain's syndrome? I am currently on Exemestane.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. De Quervain's tenosynovitis is purely an entrapment tendinitis of the tendons contained within the first dorsal compartment at the wrist. It causes pain during thumb motion. After the release procedure, you should feel relief. Sometimes the healing takes time, and you may...  Read Full »

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