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How can I treat tendonitis of the thumb?

How can I treat tendonitis of the thumb?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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How can I treat tendonitis in my thumb from texting?

How can I treat tendonitis in my thumb from texting?

Ice, nSAID's+brace: Ice and immobilization are the first treatments, after you decrease your texting. Over the counter braces and anti-inflammatory medications will also prove very helpful. Occasionally, prescription medications, injections and/or occupational therapy may be needed. Surgery is rarely indicated. You may also consider using voice recognition to spare your thumbs! ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in thumb and CRPS in wist. Dr. put on a cast for a month and said it will help treat both. Can CRPS be treated by cast?

I have tendonitis in thumb and CRPS in wist.  Dr. put on a cast for a month and said it will help treat both.  Can CRPS be treated by cast?

Yes: Immobilization in a cast is a treatment option for CRPS - the concept is to allow the joint inflammation to settle down. Eventually, though, you will need to work on restoring range of motion and strength in the wrist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperextending & tendonitis below the thumb?

What is the difference between hyperextending & tendonitis below the thumb?

Different issues: Hyperextending the thumb really means that the thumb was straightened beyond its normal limit, causing a sprain of the plate on the palm-side of the joint. Tendonitis below the thumb is usually along the wrist and is called "dequervain's" tendonitis.It can be very painful and rarely goes away on its own. It can be treated. Earlier you get treated, the less likely it is that surgery will be needed. ...Read more

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I've been given a splint for tendonitis in my thumb. I wasn't told whether to wear the splint at night and I didn't think to ask?

I've been given a splint for tendonitis in my thumb. I wasn't told whether to wear the splint at night and I didn't think to ask?

Depends on Ur age-: -it's most likely 4 an arthritic process @ the base of the thumb. If so wear it when U do activities that makes it sore. It it wakes U @ nite, use it then as well as any time U find something that mks it sore, wear it. Also if U can modify Ur activity that makes it sore do so. ...Read more

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Does tendonitis around the thumb cause the elbow to become tender?

Does tendonitis around the thumb cause the elbow to become tender?

Yes it can: Thumb tendinitis ( de Quercains's) can cause pain in the elbow as the tendon(s) that are irritated arise from the elbow( lateral epicondyle) on the 'outside' of the elbow( or tenderness).Very common.See your orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of Luck! ...Read more