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Can you describe the de quervain disease?

Can you describe the de quervain disease?

Tendon of the thumb: This is inflamation of the tendon which is called a tenosynovitis of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control movement of the thumb. It can cause pain and swelling along the thumb side of the wrist. It will hurt with resistance to movements of the tendons and can be treated with splinting, injection or even as a last resort surgery. ...Read more

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Can you get de quervains syndrome at 15? Also can you list some symptoms thanks.

Can you get de quervains syndrome at 15? Also can you list some symptoms thanks.

Rare, but I suppose: Possible. It is tenosynovitis at wrist usually caused by overuse. Symptoms are pain on movement and local tenderness. ...Read more

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What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Inflammation: Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the sheath surrounding a tendon. This sheath is responsible for tendon health and production of a small amount of fluid for lubrication. If this area gets inflamed, swelling and pain occur. Dequervains involves a specific tendon sheath of the tendons going to your thumb on the side of the wrist. It improves with rest & ibuprofen, steroid injections, rare surgery. ...Read more

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What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Couple of things: Rest, immobilization, compression, anti-inflamatory medication.

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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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Can you die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Can you die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

No!!: It can impair comfortable use of the wrist and thumb but is not a danger to health. ...Read more

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What happens during de Quervain's surgery procedure?

What happens during de Quervain's surgery procedure?

Release of a sheath: You are releasing the first dorsal extensor compartment which holds the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollisis longus tendons. ...Read more

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Question: what is de Quervain's tenosynovitis really?

Tenosynovaginitis: Yes, that word. It's a problem of the tendon, it's lining, and the sheath of one of the thumb tendons. They get irritated and enflamed. It's quite painful. They become thick and hard so the tendon can't slide normally. This just makes things worse. Early on, the first month or two, a cortisone shot and a brace can be effective treatment. Later, it requires surgery. ...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 kind of condition is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What kind of condition is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

DeQuervains: This is a thickening of the tendons on the palm side of the hand. These are the gripping tendons (flexor tendons) and is treatable with steroid and novocaine injections, or if needed surgery. Application of a solution of DMSO with a steroide is sometimes very helpful. ...Read more

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What happens once you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What happens once you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

It hurts: Mainly, it hurts. If it gets bad enough, it can lock up the tendon. I recently had a patient who had it so bad that the tendon had locked in way that cocked her wrist to the side. Surgery fixed it and she was soooo happy! ...Read more

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Can I die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis if I ignore it?

NO you won't die!: But you will suffer with pain if you wait. This is a condition easily treated and you will be grateful for it! Get a cortisone shot if you haven't had it already. Surgery if shot doesn't work! ...Read more

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What does the recovery involve after de Quervain's surgery?

What does the recovery involve after de Quervain's surgery?

Depends: Every surgeon has his protochols but I usually splint for two weeks leaving the fingers free to use. Then splint removed and back to activities as tolerated. Pt very seldom. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on treating de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What's your opinion on treating de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

DeQuervain's options: It depends on the stage of the problem and what has or hasn't worked for the individual. The way I treat a new case with no previous treatment is splinting and activity modification for work and home along with a trial of antiinflammatory medication. Further treatment depends on the success or lack thereof and may include steroid injection, casting, physical therapy and surgery. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like de Quervain's tenosynovitis go away quickly?

With surgery, very: Quickly. With avoidance of inciting activity and splinting and anti inflammmatiries ice pretty quickly but may come back quickly. Common in women w young baby. ...Read more

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Does de Quervain's tenosynovitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does de Quervain's tenosynovitis usually cause many symptoms?

De quervains: I have found that a soft neoprene splint works well for dequervain's tenosynovitis.
A soft splint tends to inhibit the thumb and wrist from going toward the extremes of motion (the position of thumb extension -hitchhiking- and simultaneous radial deviation of the wrist--moving your wrist and hand toward the thumb side and the opposite, turning the wrist away form the thumb side while reaching or. ...Read more

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

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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Can I use my tens machine to help treat my De Quervains syndrome?

Can I use my tens machine to help treat my De Quervains syndrome?

TENS: Or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The theory is that when nerves in the painful area are stimulated by electricity they send signals to the brain that block or "scramble" normal pain signals. While not commonly used in DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, there would be no problem in trying it. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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

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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What is the definition or description of: de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Inflammation: Tenosynovium is a sheath/tissue that surrounds many of our tendons. When this sheath gets inflammed we call it tenosynovitis. De Quervain's is tenosynovitis of two tendons in the wrist just below the thumb (abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis). ...Read more

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My sister says she has de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

NO: This type of tendonitis is usually associated with repetitive activities that aggravate the tendons. It is not typically considered a hereditary condition. Family members are not more likely to get the the same thing. ...Read more

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De Quervain's tenosynovitis -- is the surgery effective?

De Quervain's tenosynovitis -- is the surgery effective?

Yes: If injection of steroids and bracing has not made sidnigicant improvement then the surgical release of the tendon pully is very helpful in pain relief. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with de Quervain's tendinitis?

Can you give me suggestions with de Quervain's tendinitis?

Yes: You can try splinting but a local cortisone injection often resolves the problem. Refractory causes resolve with a simple surgical procedure. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed as de Quervain's tenosynovits please suggest me medication other than injection.

Ibuprofen and brace: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as over-the-counter Ibuprofen or Naproxen is a good place to start. A thumb-spica brace worn doing repetitive activities or during the day for 3 to 4 weeks is also helpful. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats de Quervain syndrome?

What kind of doctor treats de Quervain syndrome?

De Quervain's tenosy: If you suspect de Quervain's tenosynovitis, go see your Family Doc for initial evaluation & treatment (anti-inflammatories, immobilization & PT/OT). Failing that, s/he may refer you to Sports Med doc for steroid injections. Hand surgeon can discuss surgical options. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/de-quervains-tenosynovitis/basics/definition/con-20027238 for more info. ...Read more

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Does de Quervain's cause numbness and tingling?

Does de Quervain's cause numbness and tingling?

Yes: It is a tendonitis and it mostly causes pain of the thumb with apposition and extension. If the inflammation is bad enough it can compress the nerve that arises at the dorsum of the wrist and can cause numbness and tingling in fingers innervated by that nerve. ...Read more

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Can de Quervain's tenosynovitis come back after surgery?

Yes but unlikely: The operation for dequervain's involves decompressing the first extensor compartment of the wrist. Sometimes, the two tendons in this compartment are in separate sub-compartments; if both are not decompressed, symptoms may continue. Also, if the sheath over the tendons scars back and becomes tight again, symptoms may recur, but this is rare. ...Read more