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De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Surgery Recovery Time
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
Diagnosed with DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis in Jan 2013. Responded to steroid injections but had 4. Did OT. Dr saying surgery time, other suggestions?
Surgery is next: With over a year of pain and 4 injections with only temp relief and OT, I think you need surgery. If symptoms are mild and livable, you can avoid surgery. But my sense is that your pain significantly interferes with your daily activities and surgery is most likely needed at this point. I would make sure you see a Hand Specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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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
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
Yes: De Quervain's tenosynovitis very common. It can develop spontaneously or after trauma. I see it commonly in women who recently had children. It develops from a combination of tissue swelling from hormones and from how new mothers lift their babies. Symptoms often resolve spontaneously. Those cases that don't usually respond to a single steroid injection, which is safe while breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the thumb: Rather the tendon that brings up the thumb right where it crosses the wrist into the arm. ...Read more
Should I see a specialist for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
Ask your regular doc: Call and ask the nurse or receptionist if this is something your doctor treats or if he/she can refer you to someone. This is sometimes easily treated in the primary care office and they should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more
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