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Treatments for Gamer's Thumb

Your Treatment Begins Here

If you have gamer's thumb, also known as De Quervain's tenosynovitis, we can help. From physical therapy and  orthopedic devices to help ease pain and improve function, you don't have to suffer needlessly. Even if surgery is recommended, Spectrum Health has hand surgeons that are members of the prestigious American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

They are statewide experts in the latest minimally invasive techniques and technology to relieve your pain. Most surgeries are done on an outpatient basis, so your hand begins recovering within a day. Learn more about treatments here. Ask one of our hand specialists for next steps.

Treatments We Provide

  • Gamer's Thumb Surgery

    In this outpatient procedure, the surgeon releases the tight sheath within the wrist, which restores normal function. You'll wear a protective wrap during recovery. Physical therapy may be recommended to regain your strength and mobility.

  • Hand Therapy

    Our Hand Therapy program provides specialized rehabilitation in treating pain and injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow or splinting. Our program includes one-on-one rehabilitation sessions as well as education to reduce the risk of further injury. Call us 616.267.0357.

  • Outpatient Rehabilitation

    Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered in a variety of settings and locations to ensure you receive the best treatment options available. Conditions we treat range from sports-related injuries and post-surgical conditions to general sprains and strains from everyday living.

  • Prescription Pain Medicine

    Pain medicine varies greatly. People respond differently to different medicines. You'll work closely with your doctor to find the best type.