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De Quervain's Tendinitis

De Quervain's tendinitis is a condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the thumb and wrist. It is caused by inflammation and irritation of the tendons due to repetitive activities or injury. Treatment may involve rest, ice, immobilization, medication, and physical therapy, and surgery may also be necessary.

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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 »

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. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

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, an...  Read Full »

I have wrist pain on the radial side, along with swelling and tenderness near my wrist vein. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. In these few weeks, I have started having pain in my wrist, especially on the radial side. I feel pain when I move my wrist and thumb. Also, I noticed more clicking sounds this week, which sometimes cause pain, and my hand goes numb. On the side of my hand, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms you have described typically point towards the condition known as de-quivering tenosynovitis. No need for an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Do fomentation with ice and use a splint. You can also use Gaba...  Read Full »

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