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what to do if i have tenosynovitis in my wrist and i may have to get a cortisone shot. does anyone know if there are other options?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Bracing: If u have the most common tenosynovitis of the 'wrist', or thumb( deQuervain's) then Velcro bracing or thumb spica splinting can be helpful; also rest from activities which aggravate the pain, NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen , etc.) and a compounding NSAID / pain cream ( topical) may all be helpful prior to cortisone injection . Best of Luck!

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