Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience which we primarily associate with tissue damage. Pain is always subjective. Each individual copes with pain differently. Pain can be sharp, or dull. It can come and go, or be a constant feeling. Sometimes it can be worse following the use of the hand or wrist, and other times it can feel worse when resting. No matter your circumstance, there are ways that pain can be managed. Whether you experience a littl
De Quervain’s tendinitis occurs when the tendons around the base of your thumb become irritated. The irritation causes swelling and pain along the thumb side of your wrist. You have probably noticed the pain most when forming a fist, grasping objects, when turning your wrist or picking up your child, feeding your baby, or putting your seat belt on. It can be a sharp grabbing pain at the base of the thumb, or a dull aching feeling - or you might experience both types of pain.