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How is de Quervain's disease diagnosed?

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De Quervain's disease is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist. Your doctor will try out something called the Finkelstein test. They will ask you to make a fist with your thumb placed in your palm. When the wrist is bent toward the outside, the swollen tendons get pulled through the tight space and stretched. If you find this movement painful, you may have de Quervain's disease.

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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