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Can I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis in both hands?

Can I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis in both hands?

Yes: If you overuse both thumbs too much, your tendons can protest by becoming inflamed. Especially with mega-texting! ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tenosynovitis (Definition)

When a tendon such ad one of the flexor tendons in the hand becomes inflamed it can sometimes cause pain, clicking or even locking of the finger the problem is usually treated with nsaids, local cortisone ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: De Quervain tenosynovitis?

Tendinitis: inflammation of the sheath of the extensor tendon to the thumb on the inner side of the wrist ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Should I still go to work if I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What is your job?: In general yes. Therapy usually does not required to stop work. You will need a correct diagnosis and some of the following: splinting, occupational therapy, medications and sometimes injections. It involves the tendon that extends the thumb. If your work might cause repititive injury to the tendon your job may need to be modified. In general therapy does not require not going to work. ...Read more

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De quervains tenosynovitis, what physio excersises can I do, its not getting better a cortisone injection did not help, I have a splint and anti infla?

De quervains tenosynovitis, what physio excersises can I do, its not getting better a cortisone injection did not help, I have a splint and anti infla?

None really: It's an overuse injury so splinting, ice, rest, massage, and antinflammatories are the treatments. If they're not working you may need surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Depends: Those with mild symptoms can benefit from protective splinting, nsaids, icing and stretching. More severe cases, such as those seen after trauma or durning/after pregnancy usually don't respond to anything other than a corticosteroid injection. I treat many conditions with corticosteroid injections, but this is one of the few conditions that can actually be cured with one treatment. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Injection then surg: Cortisone shot and wrist brace that holds the thumb can be an excellent treatment. If that doesn't work, then do the small surgery. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Pain: Pain at the wrist bone on the thumb side. It's usually quite painful. Sometimes in bad cases there may be a "popping". ...Read more

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Do lots of people get de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or is it unusual?

Not too common: Relatively speaking it is not too common, but i see at least 1 patient a day in the office with dequervains. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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De Quervain Tenosynovitis (Definition)

inflammation of the sheath of the extensor tendon to the thumb on the inner ...Read more