De Quervains tendinitis

What is it?

It is an inflammation of the thumb tendons.

Among the most common causes:

  • Exertion made by the new-mothers who takes their child in their arms

  • Exertion during manual work (gardening, carpentry, etc..)

What are the symptoms

This tendinitis causes:

  • A highly intense pain in the wrist area

  • Localised swelling at the base of the thumb

How is it treated?

Initially, conservative treatment is recommended, with brace application and corticoids infiltrations

In the most resistant cases, surgery is performed for tendons debridement, whose duration is about 10 minutes, through a small incision in the wrist under local anesthesia.

Subsequently, simple physiotherapy exercises are recommended to promote healing.