deQuervain's Tendonitis - Wrist Tendonitis
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Repetitive thumb motions and wrist deviation, moving the wrist towards the side, can irritate the tendons when they move through the tendon sheath. Activities that require such motions include wringing laundry, gardening, and the awkward hand movements required for lifting and caring for a new infant.
De Quervain’s Tendonitis can also cause swelling at the wrist and thumb area. Some individuals develop a fluid-filled cyst in this region. You may hear crackling noises or feel a catch when you move your thumb. Some people have difficulty moving their thumb and wrist.
Occasionally, an occupational therapist can help you gradually gain strength and movement while reducing discomfort and swelling.
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