De Quervains Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an irritation to the tendons around the thumb, causing pain and tenderness in this area. Tendons connect muscle to bone; the thumb tendons sit inside a sheath, which is a tunnel like structure. Repetitive movements can cause irritation, thickening and swelling, which can restrict movement, or make movement painful.


File type: Review date: May 2025