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My sister says she has de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: NO

This type of tendonitis is usually associated with repetitive activities that aggravate the tendons.
It is not typically considered a hereditary condition. Family members are not more likely to get the the same thing.

In brief: NO

This type of tendonitis is usually associated with repetitive activities that aggravate the tendons.
It is not typically considered a hereditary condition. Family members are not more likely to get the the same thing.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tendonitis

De quervains is a particular example of a tendonitis involving the thumb.
It is primarily due to overuse. It is generally not hereditary. The treatment is with Ibuprofen initially, progressing to a cortisone shot if symptoms do not resolve.

In brief: Tendonitis

De quervains is a particular example of a tendonitis involving the thumb.
It is primarily due to overuse. It is generally not hereditary. The treatment is with Ibuprofen initially, progressing to a cortisone shot if symptoms do not resolve.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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