What Is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. The tendons in this area can become highly irritated, limiting their ability to move and support the thumb. These tendons extend from the thumb to the arm, and in severe cases, symptoms can be felt along this entire area.
What are the causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
Common causes are repetitive use of the thumb, such as lifting a child, carrying groceries or weights, yoga, opening jars, pinching, and typing. About 4 females for every 1 male experience this condition, especially mothers in their third trimester. Symptoms typically do not resolve on their own, and the evidence suggests the best outcomes result from skilled Hand Therapy services.
What are the symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
Symptoms you might see:
Pain and tenderness at the base of the thumb
Difficulty with thumb and wrist movements
The pain extends from the thumb down to the forearm
How Can Hand Therapy Help?
Fortunately, De Quervain’s can be treated successfully without surgical or injection treatment. A customized and progressive approach under the skillful guidance of a Hand Therapist is required. Treatment tends to be most effective with custom splinting (made to fit your hand and more effective than over the counter options) to help rest the joint, as well as safe stretches, exercises, and soft tissue work which all progress based upon objective and subjective responses.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover varies greatly. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is Jersey City’s largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center conveniently located next to Grove Street Path Station. Our team of licensed hand specialists have many years of experience successfully treating De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (Mommy Wrist). We will work closely with your doctor to create a specific plan for you with the goal to fully restore your functional abilities.