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How can you treat symptoms of de Quervain's disease?

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De Quervain's disease is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist. You can ice the area to reduce inflammation. If symptoms continue, your doctor may give you anti-inflammatory medication such as naproxen or ibuprofen, or they may inject the area with steroids to curb pain and swelling.

SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

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