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HANDS- De Quervain's Disease

Prevalence

De Quervain's disease also known as texting thumb, gamer's thumb or washerwoman's sprain. This disease occurs when the two tendons around the base of thumb become swollen.


Location

Happened on the base of the thumb, there are two tendons that around the thumb.

Cause

The sheaths become thicker and pressure on two specific tendons around thumb (extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus) which cause inflammation.


High-Risk Groups

It easily occurs on any activity that repetitive hand or wrist movement, such as lifting baby, working in the garden, typing or texting too much.etc.


Symptoms

The Symptoms are pain and swelling at the radial (outside of the thumb) side of the wrist, also feel numbness along the back of thumb and index finger.


Do's

In the acute period, stop the activity that will worsen the symptom and get enough rest. Also can use thumb support or stabilizer to help thumb keep in a natural position.


Don’t's 

Avoid doing the repetitive activities to deteriorate the situation or having a pressure around the wrist area.

 

 

SOLUTION PRODUCTS

BRACOO WP30 Wrist Splint

 

BRACOO TP30 Thumb Brace

 

BRACOO TP32 Fulcrum Thumb Brace

 

BRACOO WB30 Guardian Wrist Splint

 

BRACOO TP31 Thumb & Wrist Brace

 

BRACOO WS10 Breathable

Neoprene Wrist Wrap