If you don't need surgery, caring for your condition is much the same as preventing it:
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- Avoid moving your wrists the same way repeatedly.
- Wear a brace or splint if suggested by your doctor.
- Follow through with recommended exercises.
- Note activity that causes pain, swelling or numbness in your thumb and wrist, try to avoid it, and share that information with your doctor.
- De Quervain's tendinitis (De Quervain's tendinosis). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00007. Accessed April 30, 2015.
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- de Quervain syndrome. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. http://www.assh.org/handcare/hand-arm-conditions/de-quervain-syndrome. Accessed April 30, 2015.
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