De Quervain tendinitisTendinopathy - De Quervain tendinitis; de Quervain tenosynovitis
A tendon is thick, bendable tissue that connects muscle to bone. Two tendons run from the back of your thumb down the side of your wrist. De Quervain tendinitis is caused when these tendons are swollen and irritated.
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