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Can De Quervain’s Disease heal on its own?


De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a temporary condition that affects the base of the thumb and the palm, restricting movement.

The onset of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis can be due to multiple different reasons. Depending on the reason and the severity of it, different ranges of treatment methods are available for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, from natural cures like therapy and De Quervain’s Wand and Tape to expensive procedures like surgery.


Can it be healed by itself?

A lot of people tend to ignore medical conditions hoping that they will go away on their own. For De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, people ask if it can be healed by itself.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis does not heal by itself, but certain preventive measures can be taken to not let it worsen until the surgery is absolutely required. Leaving the condition as it is will not make it better but indulging in some preventive activities can act as a cure. 

According to Mayo Clinic caring for the condition is necessary and home treatments and remedies are just as good as letting it ‘heal on its own.’


  • Limiting and avoiding movement of the wrist.
  • Wearing a splint, a brace, or De Quervain’s Tape to relax the tendons of the hand and allow the swelling to decrease. 
  • Physical therapy or exercises of the hand to reduce inflammation.
  • Avoid activities that may have brought about De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis or limit them for a while till the pain goes away.
  • Using De Quervain’s Wand to let the swelling decrease in the tendons.

While none of these remedies mean that De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis can be healed by itself, they require minimal effort, and if practiced efficiently, eliminate the need for medications, injections, or surgery. 

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