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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tenosynovitis (Overview)

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 injections or occasionally surgery.


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What are the symptoms of tenosynovitis?

What are the symptoms of tenosynovitis?

Pain/swelling/stiff: Tenosynovitis presents with symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness. The inflammation around the tendon (synovitis) leads to pain and stiffness. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
116 doctors shared insights

Tenosynovitis (Overview)

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 injections or occasionally surgery.


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Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Inflammation: Anterior tendon tenosynovitis means you have an inflamed sheath or covering of a tendon that crosses the front of your ankle. A good quality MRI would confirm the dx. If the inflammation continues or you sustain an injury which stresses this tendon it could then rupture.Uncommon though; posterior tibial tendon rupture much more common. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tenosynovitis in my wrist and I may have to get a cortisone shot. does anyone know if there are other options?

What to do if I have tenosynovitis in my wrist and I may have to get a cortisone shot. does anyone know if there are other options?

Bracing: If u have the most common tenosynovitis of the 'wrist', or thumb( deQuervain's) then Velcro bracing or thumb spica splinting can be helpful; also rest from activities which aggravate the pain, NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen , etc.) and a compounding NSAID / pain cream ( topical) may all be helpful prior to cortisone injection . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Does de Quervain's tenosynovitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does de Quervain's tenosynovitis usually cause many symptoms?

Pain: The primary symptom from dequervain's is pain along the thumb side of the wrist. There can be swelling as well as a "creaking" sensation with thumb movements as well as simulated hammering motion of the hand/wrist. ...Read more

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How do you treat tenosynovitis in wrist?

How do you treat tenosynovitis in wrist?

Braces: Splinting and braces. Try and rest the tendons that are aggravated. Physical therapy maybe helpful as well. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat chronic tenosynovitis?

What's the most effective  way to treat chronic tenosynovitis?

Etiology?: An important component to any treatment is establishish how the injury occured to begin with. For example, if you have a flatfoot, this will place undue pressure on the tendons that run on the inside of your ankle or posterior tibial tendon. If however, they were injured from an accident the biomechanics may not play such an important role. Bracing, physical therapy and possibly "prp" injections. ...Read more

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How do you recommend treating tenosynovitis?

In the Hand?: This is most commonly a hand condition. If so, this is treated with nsaids like ibuprofen, a wrist brace limiting the motion of the involved tendon, ice over the tendon, reduction in usage of the involved tendon for many days and often weeks. If no improvement after several weeks and it is really bad then injections with small doses of corticosteroids is next. Surgery after months of no improveme. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my tenosynovitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my tenosynovitis?

Rest and ibuprofen: Tenosynovitis is inflammtion and often swelling of the sheath that surrounds a tendon. Usually with time, relative rest and possible use of nsaids it will resolve on it's own. If it does not you may need to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for tenosynovitis?

Ice, rest, nsaids: Try to limit use of the hand as much as possible especially with computer work. Try ice and nsaids to decrease the swelling and tenderness. If the finger is actually locking, it may be necessary to get a local cortisone injection or even a surgical release. ...Read more