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Activity: Thumb extensor & abductor stretch



A simple stretch for the thumb extensors and abductors. This stretch is sometimes a part of De Quervain's tenosynovitis or tendonopathy treatment.


  • NOTE: this stretch can become very painful, very suddenly, so progress slowly through the movement
  • with the thumb flexed into the palm of the hand, gently curl the remaining fingers over the thumb (as pictured)
  • gently flex the whole wrist towards the ground, being very careful as the limit of the stretch can be very sudden
  • stretch within the comfortable range only

Tags: stretch, thumb, De Quervain, De Quervain's, abductor, extensor, tnedonitis, tendonopathy, tenosynovitis, pollicis, longus