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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis by Ebony Roberts (Physiotherapist)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition involving the nerve that travels through the wrist to supply the hand and fingers (the median nerve). This nerve is compressed where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage on the palm side of the wrist due to a narrowing of the tunnel, enlargement of the tunnel contents or swelling of the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition involving the nerve that travels through the wrist to supply the hand and fingers (the median nerve). This nerve is compressed where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage on the palm side of the wrist due to a narrowing of the tunnel, enlargement of the tunnel contents or swelling of the wrist.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (also referred to as radial styloid tenosynovitis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. The condition is defined as inflammation of the synovium of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons as they pass at the level of the radial styloid of the wrist.