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.
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.