Repetitive hand or wrist movements can make the condition worse.
The main symptoms are pain and tenderness in the wrist, often below the base of the thumb.
Treatment may include medication, physical therapy, or in rare cases surgery. Treatment is generally successful when begun early.
- radial styloid tenosynovitis
- cell-phone thumb
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging not required
More common in females
Medium-term: resolves within months
Common for ages 35-50
Diagnosis involves physical examination and a simple test.