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Patients with de Quervain syndrome (pronounced “dek-ER-vane” syndrome) have painful tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons are the ropes that the muscle uses to pull the bone. You can see them on the back of your hand when you straighten your fingers. In de Quervain syndrome, the tunnel (the first extensor compartment; see Figure 1 A-B in the slides below) where the tendons run narrows due to the thickening of the soft tissues that make up the tunnel. Hand and thumb motion cause pain, especially with forceful grasping or twisting.
The majority of our Wrist Support Splints or Carpal Tunnel Splints have been made in the UK and designed in association with NHS Clinicians , and help reduce pain experienced from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Our Wrist Splints or Wrist Braces are designed with a metal bar, which rests underneath the wrist, and keeps the carpal tunnel in the neutral position. This is where the Carpal Tunnel is at its widest and the nerve is least compressed. Many customers find that wearing wrist splints prevent sleepless nights and reduce the pain and discomfort from the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.