Who is at risk of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis?
You are much more likely to develop de Quervain's tenosynovitis if you are a woman, especially if you are 40 years of age or older. You are also more likely to develop it if one of the following is true:
- Your hobby or job involves repetitive hand and wrist motions. This is a very common cause of the de Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
- You have injured your wrist. Scar tissue can restrict the movement of your tendons.
- You are pregnant. The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can cause de Quervain's tenosynovitis.
- You have arthritis.
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