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DeQuervain's Syndrome Treatment

DeQuervain’s Syndrome, otherwise known as texting thumb, is a painful condition in the tendons of the thumb caused by overuse. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for DeQuervain's syndrome

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There are many causes of a DeQuervain’s syndrome

DeQuervain’s Syndrome is caused by repetitive motions of the thumb and wrist, inflammation of tendons at the base of the thumb, or direct trauma to the area. Overuse of small muscles around the base of the thumb due to occupational activity, sports, or hobby-related activity are strong contributors to this condition. In addition, certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis may increase a person’s risk for developing DeQuervain’s Syndrome. It is important to address symptoms early on in order to reduce both pain and disability associated with this condition.

Get the best treatment to help your DeQuervain’s syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your DeQuervain’s syndrome quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

DeQuervain’s Syndrome, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist, is a condition that consists of inflammation in the tendons to the two thumb muscles at the base of the thumb. It typically manifests itself as pain in this area when used for movements such as gripping, twisting or pinching. People suffering from DeQuervain’s may also experience swelling and tenderness in their thumb and wrist. This condition usually occurs due to overuse or repetitive motion activities but can be triggered by trauma or an underlying medical disorder.

DeQuervain’s syndrome is a common hand-related injury characterized by symptoms of pain near the thumb side of the wrist and tenderness in the area when pressure is applied. In addition to pain, individuals may experience difficulty moving the thumb, or performing everyday tasks such as writing, typing, buttoning clothes, or opening jars. They may also experience swelling and a feeling of catching or snapping within the tendons at the base of the thumb. It is important for individuals experiencing any of these signs to seek medical advice from their healthcare provider so that any further complications can be avoided.

DeQuervain’s syndrome is a condition that causes pain from inflammation of tendons in the thumb. To treat this condition, chiropractic care can help to identify and address any imbalance or issue creating pressure on the area. Physiotherapy has been shown to be beneficial in helping the patient to access proper range of motion, as well as massage therapy to reduce stiffness and tenderness in the affected area. These treatments can reduce pain and discomfort while helping to promote muscle balance, strength, and stability.

Get the best DeQuervain's syndrome treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can be effective treatment for your DeQuervain’s syndrome. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!