Quervain’s tendinopathy

What is De Quervain tendinopathy?

De Quervain’s tendinopathy or tenosynovitis is a pathology produced by the persistent inflammation of the tendons that occupy the first extensor compartment of the hand, which are located in the territory of the thumb. These tendons are those belonging to the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus muscles.

What symptoms can cause this lesion

  • Pain on finger and/or wrist movement
  • Pain during pressure and inclination of the wrist toward the fifth finger
  • Alteration of sensation in the region of the first finger
  • Inflammation in the region of the first finger


What are the possible causes of Quervain’s tendinopathy?

  • Overuse
  • Direct trauma


How is it treated?

First of all, a global, exhaustive and complete assessment of the musculoskeletal and nervous system is carried out, and depending on the results, we evaluate which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the rehabilitation team will perform an intervention through therapeutic exercise.

Depending on the degree of injury, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Echoguided Percutaneous Percutaneous Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove or Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength exercises.

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