De Quervain’s Syndrome

  • Inflammation and swelling of the synovial lining of the first dorsal compartment at wrist
  • Caused by overuse of forceful grasp coupled with ulnar deviationde quervain
  • Symptom :-
    • Pain radiating distally into the thumb
    • Pain when involves thumb movement.
    • Weakness of grip and pinch
    • Tenderness and swelling are found over the tendon sheath in the radial styloid process area


  1. Darlene Hertling, Randolph M. Kessler: Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders, Physical Therapy Principles and Methods. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006.
  2. S. Brent Brotzman, Kevin E. Wilk: Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, 2nd Ed. Philadelphia. Mosby.2003.