DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition due to inflammation of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist as they go through a tight tunnel, also called the tendon compartment. As more inflammation occurs, the tendons can no longer glide smoothly which causes the pain which can be localized or can radiate from the thumb to the forearm. Many times DeQuervain’s can be treated successfully with conservative measures. When resistant to these treatments, surgery may be needed to open the space so the tendon moves more freely. Dr. Vizzi can guide you through the treatment options for DeQuervain’s.