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Tendon trouble in the hands: de Quervain's tenosynovitis and trigger finger
Women are more likely than men to develop inflammation and thumb pain from these conditions
Our hands connect us with the world. We work with our hands and communicate with our hands. The wear and tear from all that use can sometimes cause painful conditions, and women are particularly prone to develop two of these: de Quervain's (pronounced deh-KWER-vins) tenosynovitis and stenosing tenosynovitis (or trigger finger). Both de Quervain's tenosynovitis and trigger finger involve the tendons of the hand.
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