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De Quervain's Tendonitis

DeQuervain's Tendonitis Doctor

I am a firm believer in a trial of conservative (non-operative) care prior to proceeding with a surgical procedure. There is a wide range of non-surgical treatment options available to relieve the pain of DeQuervain's Tendonitis.

Lynn from Simi Valley had surgery for DeQuervain's and says "I couldn't be more thrilled with the results - full flexibility, no scarring ..."   Read 100's of testimonials.

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Dr. Cohen has extensive experience with De Quervain's Tendonitis. Click on each category below for more information. Feel free to contact us to be seen by Dr. Cohen. We are easily accessible to patients off the 101 freeway in Westlake Village.

De Quervain's tendonitis (also called De Quervain's tenosynovitis) is an inflammation or irritation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. This is a painful condition that makes it difficult to perform simple tasks involving the wrist.

There are many causes and activities that involve repetitive hand and wrist motion that can trigger and/or worsen the condition.



Pain is frequently noted over the thumb side of the wrist. This can extend up the forearm. The pain can worsen when twisting the wrist or grasping objects.

Although the diagnosis of De Quervain's can be challenging, it begins with a thorough physical examination. This may include x-rays or other diagnostic tests. After Dr. Cohen confirms that this is, in fact, the diagnosis, depending on the severity of the condition and how long it has persisted, treatment options could include both surgical and non-surgical plans.

Although renowned for his surgical ability, Dr. Cohen is a firm believer in using conservative, non-operative treatment plans before considering surgery. For De Quervain's tendonitis, this could include medication, splinting, hand therapy, ergonomic modifications, and lifestyle changes, as well as injections.

Read and listen (audio quotes), to what just a few of Dr. Cohen’s patients have said:

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When seeing a physician for a specific injury I wanted to make sure that the doctor I saw is board certified and specialized in that particular orthopedic problem. Dr. Glenn Cohen was personal, professional and accommodating to my specific orthopedic injury. I would highly recommend Dr. Glenn Cohen for any hand specific orthopedic problem.

- K.D., Physical Therapist


Dr. Cohen operated on Wendy 11 days ago. Watch what she can do.


Lynn from Simi Vally, CA is thrilled with the results of her carpal tunnel and De Quervain's surgery.  She has no scarring and full flexibility.


Carol from Camarillo has enjoyed seeing Dr. Cohen because of his caring personality and ability to communicate her care plan thoroughly. She has had several surgeries with Dr. Cohen and has been pleased with the results each time. She highly recommends Dr. Cohen and feels he is a fantastic doctor. Listen as she shares her experience:


I heard Dr. Cohen was the best doctor for hand surgery. I went to his office and everyone was kind and thoughtful, a great staff and very nice doctor. I can't think of anything I would change in the office - the staff is great, Dr. Cohen is a wonderful doctor and I am so glad I came to his office.

- L. DiNenno

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