Gregory O'Toole - Hand Doctor, London

De Quervain's Syndrome

De Quervain's syndrome is a condition characterised by pain on the side of the wrist. It is caused by inflammation of the tendons which move the thumb (tenosynovitis) and is a common condition in mothers and fathers who spend a lot of their time picking up infants and toddlers.

Treatment is with rest, splintage, injections, therapy and very occasionally, surgery.

With the right treatment, the condition can be cured completely.


London Hand and Wrist Unit

Gregory O'Toole