De Quervain’s Disease

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a hand condition affecting a patients’ ability to move their thumb. It is now commonly referred to as “Blackberry thumb” from typing and texting on small handheld devices.

De Quervain’s Disease


  • Pain and tenderness to the thumb base and wrist area near the thumb
  • Swelling to the wrist area near the thumb
  • Fluid filled cyst may occur at the thumb base
  • Pain may radiate up the arm
  • Pain may occur gradually or suddenly
  • Pain tends to increase with thumb movement
  • Difficulty or inability to grip objects
  • Impaired thumb function affecting daily activities


  • Medical History
  • Physical Examination
  • Finkelsteins Test

Non-surgical Treatments

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections

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