De Quervain’s disease is painful condition caused by inflammation of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Grasping, making a fist, or working with the hands can agitate symptoms of De Quervain’s disease. De Quervain’s disease affects women 8 out of 10 times more than men, and can occur after pregnancy.
Symptoms of De Quervain’s
- Difficulty moving thumb or wrist when grasping
- Pain near the base of the thumb
- Stopping or sticking feeling when moving thumb or wrist
Treatment for De Quervain’s
ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving inflammation and pain without the use of medication. Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients. Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.