Hand and Wrist Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hand and wrist health.

How is wrist tendinosis diagnosed?

To diagnose wrist tendinosis, your doctor will have you do a test that stretches your wrist, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS).

The test – called the Finkelstein test – is done by putting your thumb against the palm of your hand and making a fist around it with your fingers closed over your thumb, according to the AAOS. You then bend your wrist forward toward your little finger.

If you have wrist tendinosis, this test can be painful to the tendon on the thumb side of your wrist.

For more information about diagnosing wrist tendinosis, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Michael Rymer, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates