De Quervain syndrome

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What is de Quervain syndrome?

De Quervain syndrome, also known as radial styloid tenosynovitis, occurs when the tendons that move the thumb outward (away from the index finger) become painful and swollen (tenosynovitis), most commonly from the irritation caused by repetitive gripping and twisting motions.

Common symptoms reported by people with de Quervain syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with de Quervain syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
de Quervain syndrome (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(ResMed S9 Elite)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with de Quervain syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with de Quervain syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for de Quervain syndrome (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
de Quervain syndrome (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
buzzing vibration sensation itching 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
migraine headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(ResMed S9 Elite)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with de Quervain syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has de Quervain syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 19
40s 23
50s 41
60s 13
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 89

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 75
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from de Quervain syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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