2. Women are common to have de Quervain tenosynovitis
Because they do a lot of things that require heavy lifting, especially around the house, including carrying a heavy bucket filled with water when mopping the floor or handling a child. It has been shown that women are eight to 10 times more likely to get de Quervain tenosynovitis than men. Also, more women work in clerical positions, which require them to have their wrists in awkward positions at the keyboard.
A lot of women who work in clerical positions, don’t position their hands and wrists in the right position. In fact, some of them don’t even have keyboarding skills. They type of their thumbs but are still fast when it comes to completing their work. If they have been working like this for years, they more than likely have de Quervain tenosynovitis in their wrists, if not thumbs as well.