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Wrist/thumb tendinitis - Dequervain's?

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I have always had wrist/thumb pain in both hands, but over the last few weeks, I've developed chronic pain in my right (throttle) hand. I have seen a hand specialist and I'm now in a thumb spica splint 24/7. PT w/ iontophoresis (sp?) 2x/per week. I have an MRI scheduled for next week. I am definately off the bike for a few weeks. Has anyone else had this? Any recommendations? How long could this take to heal and would surgery be a good option if I've always had this? 👍

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Dr. Mark, Could this possibly a broken scaphoid bone and have the same type of pain at the base of the thumb?

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An ordinary X-ray will rule out a scafoid fracture. As far as getting an MRI of the wrist in DeQuervain's syndrome, if a doc can't make that diagnosis in the clinic and needs to spend 1000 dollars of his patient's money on an MRI, he needs to hang up rather than hang out his shingle.

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