De Quervains

What is it?

Irritation of the muscles that move the thumb - pain on thumb side of wrist.

What are the causes?

  • Overuse of thumb in pinching or ulnar deviation
  • Golf, fishing, squash common causes
  • More common in middle-aged women

What are the symptoms?

  • Localised swelling, clicking
  • Pain
  • Pain during resisted muscle testing

De Quervains - Irritation of the Muscles that move the Thumb