About your hands & wrists
How is DeQuervain’s Tenoynovitis treated?
If your DeQuervain’s Tenoynovitis symptoms are mild, it may be reasonable to leave it alone to get better by itself, however if symptoms are troublesome or severe, you may wish to see a hand therapist. Our hand therapists will fit a splint and show you special exercises.
Sometimes a steroid (cortisone) injection will resolve DeQuervain’s Tenoynovitis symptoms.
In severe cases, we have a small surgical procedure called a DeQuervain’s release which is usually highly successful. There is a small risk of infection with steroid injections, and a rare chance of the tendon rupturing, or your skin near the injection site becoming discoloured or indented.