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Doctor insights on: Do People With De Quervain Tenosynovitis Have A Lot Of Pain

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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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Yes: De quervain 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 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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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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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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Can you tell me about de Quervain's tenosynovitis (a form of tendonitis)?

Can you tell me about de Quervain's tenosynovitis (a form of tendonitis)?

In the thumb: Rather the tendon that brings up the thumb right where it crosses the wrist into the arm. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Surgery: Usually try an injection and use a brace first. Some people it can be so bad that i simply do surgery right away knowing that its so bad that an injection is not going to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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De Quervain Tenosynovitis (Definition)

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