WHAT CAUSES WRIST PAIN

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Dr. Pedro Loredo and staff are ready to help you.  So you can free yourself from wrist pain.  Loredo Hand Care Institute, Dr. Pedro Loredo, Hand Surgeon, www.loredohands.com , Office 972-939-4974, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Keller, Roanoak, Westlake, Trophy Club, Haslet, Arlington, Richland Hills, Haltom City, Irving, Las Colinas, Dallas,  Grand Prairie, Saginaw, Melody Hills, Lake Worth

Wrist Pain:  Possible signs of Dequervains Tenosynovitis

There are many causes of wrist pain.  One cause is a condition called Dequervains tendonitis, which is inflammation of the synovial tendon sheath ( protective sleeves ) of two tendons, extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus as they pass over the wrist.  These two tendons are responsible for moving the thumb therefore it commonly occurs in people who perform repetitive movements of the wrist and thumb. 

Treatment

Ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can be trialed but if the aggravating activities are not addressed, this is unlikely to result in lasting relief.   Dequervain's can be responsive to an ultrasound guided steroid injection.  If steroid injection fails, then surgical release of the tendons can be offered.