Spotlight on DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
What on earth is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis?
AKA: Mummy’s thumb, smartphone thumb, playstation thumb…you guessed it! It’s repetitive use of the thumb and that side of your wrist.
Tendons used to move the thumb outwards run along the thumb side of your wrist and are encased in a tunnel (sheath) as the tendons pass into the thumb.
If the tendons become inflamed and swollen from repetitive strain (or direct trauma) this causes pain or discomfort from the friction as the tendons try to move through the sheath.
To avoid this, try to keep your wrist in a neutral position (not bending to 1 side or the other) when lifting/texting/ordering present from your smartphone!
Going along with the theme of Day 1 – taking screen breaks also help reduce the probability of getting this painful condition.
Contact us for more information on how to help DeQuervain’s or if you have any pain around the base of your thumb.