• Julian Simpson

Painful wrist ? It could be de Quervains Tenosynovitis

What is de Quervains Tenosynovitis 

- My patients usually complain of pain on the radial side of the wrist 

- It is usually from activities that require forceful gripping with ulnar deviation 

- It can be also from repetitive use of the thumb 

What is the cause?

Not to confuse you with big long words, but the two main culprits are abductor policies longs (APL) and extensor policies brevis(EPL). What happens is that there are several micro traumas to the tenosynovium or the sheath. 

How can Health Wise Chiropractic help ?

Research can show that an initial treatment of ultrasound therapy and talking to your G.P to see if nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug can help you as well. Very rarely surgical intervention is needed 

A stretch that can help is pictured below 

If you want more information. Please call Health Wise Chiropractic 03 9467 7889 or book online to see one of our Chiropractors in Sunbury or Bundoora Today!


Health Wise Chiropractic In Sunbury and Bundoora Could Help Your Wrist Pain

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