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(2014) Acupuncture in De Quervain’s disease: a treatment proposal
‘De Quervain's disease is a painful stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the hand affecting the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and extensor pollicis brevis (EPB), caused mainly by overuse. Conventional treatments include rest, immobilisation, oral anti-
The field of musculoskeletal pain is one area where we may increase the specificity of treatment through accurate diagnosis, knowledge of anatomy and the correct needling of affected structures. This seems to be the case in De Quervain's disease. It is caused by an overuse of the thumb or an overuse of APL and EPB muscles. In our short experience of treating patients with this approach, we have seen a better response with needles than seen previously with other treatments. Of course, this should be confirmed in a proper trial.’