De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Initial Treatment

During the early stages it is necessary to avoid aggravation as much as possible to reduce inflammation. The basic idea is to avoid the sideways movement of the wrist and use of the thumb. Any task that increases your discomfort needs to be modified or avoided.

A splint can help during this stage by allowing the body time to repair itself and improve your endurance for activities that cannot be avoided. Initially the splint needs to be worn full time.

Splint used for Occupational De Quervains

Splint used for Post Natal De Quervains