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A painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.

Common More than 1 million cases per year (India)

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis Lab tests or imaging not required

Medium-term: resolves within months Repetitive hand or wrist movements can make the condition worse. The main symptoms are pain and tenderness in the wrist, often below the base of the thumb.

Treatment may include medication, physiotherapy or in rare cases, surgery.

Treatment is generally successful when begun early.

Ages affected 19-40

People may experience: Pain areas: in the wrist

Also common: swelling or tenderness

Consult a doctor for medical advice