DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis Katy TX
DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the tendons along the thumb side of the wrist. Exquisite pain and swelling result as the tendons and the sheath that surrounds them become irritated. Sometimes, DeQuervain’s can mimic the symptoms associated with arthritis at the base of the thumb.
The symptoms can become debilitating, as use of the thumb and wrist becomes limited due to the pain. At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, our hand specialists will evaluate your symptoms and perform a thorough examination to confirm the diagnosis. Initial treatments are conservative and include a combination of rest, splinting, and anti-inflammatory medication. If the symptoms fail to respond, a steroid injection may be indicated. Only after non-surgical measures or in severe cases will surgical intervention be recommended.
If you are concerned that you may have DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, please call our office at 832-232-HAND (4263) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Das or Dr. Stephenson.