How can I prevent de Quervain’s tenosynovitis?
Avoiding repetitive movements is the most important way to prevent de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Change your actions to reduce the stress on your wrists, and take frequent breaks to rest. Wear a brace or splint on your thumb and wrist, if necessary.
Follow the exercise routine suggested by your doctor or physical therapist. Be sure to tell him or her about any activities that cause pain, numbness or swelling.
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