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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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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...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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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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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 is dequervain's tenosynovitis?

What is dequervain's tenosynovitis?

Wrist tendinitis: Dequervain's tendinitis is the name for a tendinitis related to the thumb tendons at the wrist. This form of tendinitis is very commonly seen in young parents, due to repetitively lifting their new, and ever-growing infants. The majority of patients can be treated by splinting, nsaids, and up to three steroid injections in the tendon sheath. Less <5% require surgery, but respond well if do. ...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 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

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Please recommend the best brace for de Quervain's tenosynovitis (mother's thumb)?

Please recommend the best brace for de Quervain's tenosynovitis (mother's thumb)?

Thumb spica splint: is the best brace for deQ. you can get them at most drug stores walmart etc. is lie a wrist brace with an extension for the thumb. brace can help but also take nsaids, ICE MASSAGE with water frozen in a dixie cup. if not better a cortisone shot is typically curative with a visit to the orthopedic surgeon. ...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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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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Could de quervains tendonitis cause pain in bicep and forearm?

Could de quervains tendonitis cause pain in bicep and forearm?

Forearmyes, bicepsno: Dequervains can often cause pain on the thumb side of the forearm and into the thumb. It is not really associated with the biceps muscle. ...Read more

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

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

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Who does the steroid injection for de Quervain's tendinitis?

Who does the steroid injection for de Quervain's tendinitis?

Hand/wrist specialis: See an orthopedic hand/wrist specialist, who would be able to perform the injection. ...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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Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?

Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?

Yes.: Possible. The ncs and MRI are pretty definitive tests. So i believe the c5/6 impingements. On the other hand finklestein's is also a pretty good predictor of de quervain's. Certainly could have all three. ...Read more

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Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more

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Estoy experimentando hinchazón de las piernas and hinchazón de tobillos. ¿Qué debería de hacer?

Estoy experimentando  hinchazón de las piernas and hinchazón de tobillos.  ¿Qué debería de hacer?

Yes Si: SusannaQ, Translated to English you had pain and swelling of the legs and ankles. Should you be seen? Yes, Si ...Read more

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Will kt tape help pain from dequervains tenosynovitis?

Maybe: Some people get mild temporary relief of tenosynovitis with kt tape, and if it works for you then that is great. It will probably not be a good long term solution, however. You should see your Doctor for additional treatments and therapy to prevent recurrent symptoms. ...Read more