How is it diagnosed

How is it diagnosed?

Typically, your doctor will manually observe how your hand and thumb respond to various degrees of external pressure.

He’ll follow this preliminary observation with a gesture commonly known as the Finkelstein test, where he’ll gently attempt to bend your thumb across your palm while curling your fingers to form a fist. This basic test protocol stretches your tendons and, if you notice a sharp increase in pain, all signs point to de Quervain’s.

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