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Is your thumb pain de Quervain’s tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (pronounced da-KWUHR-vanes teena-sine-ah-VITE-us) is a complicated name for a condition that’s been referred to as «mother’s thumb,» «mommy wrist» and «gamer’s thumb»—all associated with repetitive use of the hands and wrist. It is a condition that causes extreme pain in the wrist and thumb area. While the exact cause is not known, Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, says that there are specific treatment options that can help.