Repetitive stress (overuse) of the tendons, such as from hand-intensive activities, is the usual cause.

Stiffness and pain are symptoms.

Treatments include rest, ice, pain relievers, physical therapy, and sometimes steroid injections.

Swelling of the tissues (tendons) connecting muscle to bone in the wrist.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging rarely required

Medium-term: resolves within months

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