De Quervain's Tendonitis


De Quervain's tendonitis involves the 1str dorsal compartment. It is located on thumb side of the wrist, just below the base of the thumb. This area gets inflamed, irritated, and will start causing pain in the region.


This shows the tendons of the 1st dorsal compartment which are involved in de Quervain's tendonitis. These tendons help control the movement of the thumb, and are therefore quite important.


This shows the typical areas where de Quervain's tendonitis causes symptoms.


Pain in the region of the 1st dorsal compartment with this maneuver is characteristic of de Quervain's tendonitis

Raymond Severt 2013