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Patients in Lafayette, LA who suffer from DeQuervain’s Tendonitis can seek treatment and relief from Darrell L. Henderson, MD to ease chronic pain and restore range of motion.

DeQuervain’s tendonitis, also known as “first dorsal compartment tendonitis,” results from inflammation of the tendons that extend from your wrist to the base of your thumb. DeQuervain’s tendonitis tends to develop in patients who do a lot of handwork. It is also nicknamed as “mother’s thumb” because new mothers and grandparents typically develop the condition as a result of picking up infants and small children.

How Do I Know If I Have DeQuervain’s Tendonitis?

DeQuervain’s tendonitis is often confused with carpal tunnel syndrome. However, DeQuervain’s tendonitis involves only the thumb area whereas carpal tunnel syndrome involves pain on the inside of the wrist. Patients with DeQuervain’s tendonitis typically report pain or swelling around the thumb area, difficulty grasping or holding objects, and a snapping feeling when moving the thumb. If you are experiencing this type of pain, call us today to schedule your appointment and have your symptoms of DeQuervain’s tendonitis evaluated.

What Treatment Is Recommended for DeQuervain’s Tendonitis?

Darrell L. Henderson, MD first seeks relief through non-surgical treatments. Splints and anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce swelling, allowing your body to heal on its own. Cortisone injections have also proven beneficial for many of our patients.

For more advanced cases that do not improve with non-surgical treatments, your plastic surgeon may recommend surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon changes the shape and size of the compartment through which the tendon passes.

What Happens After My Treatment for DeQuervain’s Tendonitis?

After your treatment for DeQuervain’s tendonitis, your plastic surgeon may recommend limited activities. This may include a complete avoidance of activities that irritate the area. You may also undergo a period of physical therapy to strengthen any muscles that have atrophied due to non-use.

What Does Treatment for DeQuervain’s Tendonitis Cost?

We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.

Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD

  • We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
  • Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
  • We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.
  • We prioritize your health and well-being above all else.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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