DEQUERVAIN'S SYNDROME EXERCISE PROGRAM: THUMB/WRIST (Thumb Side)



SYMPTOMS:
Pain located at the base MP joint and along the backside of the thumb, often with “popping” and/or “clicking” sensations, weakness and loss of motion. The condition can occur gradually due to overuse or suddenly from direct injury or trauma. Thumb motion may be difficult and painful, particularly when pinching or grasping objects.



VIEW EXERCISES USED:

Palm-Up Elbow Moving*
Palm-Up Isolated

Ulnar Deviation

Supination Isolated
Thumb-Up Elbow Moving*
Thumb-Up Isolated


IMPORTANT: *If ANY discomfort in the elbow region occurs while performing the Palm-Up and Thumb-Up Elbow Moving exercises (not including post-exercise soreness, fatigue, etc.) replace with Palm-Up and Thumb-Up Isolated exercises, still following the required number of sets and repetitions.

 

WEEK #1         3 sets / 12-20  repetitions           2X Daily           3 days wk

1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
* Perform 3 sets in the morning and 3 sets in the afternoon / evening*   
          

                            

 

WEEK #2-3      4 sets / 12-20 repetitions              2X Daily         5 days wk

1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated  ......
1-set:
Thumb-Up Elbow Moving or Thumb-Up Isolated                              
     
1 set: Supination Isolated
     
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
           
* Perform 4 sets in the morning and 4 sets in the afternoon / evening*       

 

WEEK #4-8      6 sets / 12-20 repetitions              2X Daily         6 days wk

1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated            
1-set: Thumb-Up Elbow Moving or Thumb-Up Isolated
1-set: Ulnar Deviation  
     
      
2 sets: Supination
                   
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
        
* Perform 6 sets in the morning and 6 sets in the afternoon / evening*  
        

        

WEEK #9-12     8 sets / 12-20 repetitions              2X Daily         6 days wk

                               
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
            
2-set: Thumb-Up Elbow Moving or Thumb-Up Isolated
  .......
1-set: Ulnar Deviation       
      
3 sets: Supination
                   
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
  
 
* Perform 8 sets in the morning and 8 sets in
the afternoon / evening*

      

PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE: Increase exercise resistance each week by moving up the Band Clasp/shortening the band length.