Mayo Clinic Minute: Is your thumb pain de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is your thumb pain de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

When a simple hand movement, like making a fist or moving the thumb, becomes painful, it could be from daily overuse.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sanjeev Kakar says it's primarily a tendon problem.

It's an outpatient procedure. Here Dr. Kakar opens a sheath surrounding the tendon to release pressure and allow the tendons to glide more freely and pain-free.

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