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What Happens Once You Have De Quervain Tenosynovitis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DeQuervains: This is a thickening of the tendons on the palm side of the hand. These are the gripping tendons( flexor tendons) and is treatable with steroid and novocaine injections, or if needed surgery. Application of a solution of DMSO with a steroide is sometimes very helpful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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In the thumb: Rather the tendon that brings up the thumb right where it crosses the wrist into the arm. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Those with mild symptoms can benefit from protective splinting, nsaids, icing and stretching. More severe cases, such as those seen after trauma or durning/after pregnancy usually don't respond to anything other than a corticosteroid injection. I treat many conditions with corticosteroid injections, but this is one of the few conditions that can actually be cured with one treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tendon sheath inflam: Named after swiss surgeon fritz de quervain in 1895 , it is an irritation of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus tendons that function to move the thumb away from the hand.The tendons run in synovial sheaths that become inflamed and thereby cause pain. Microscopic evaluation indicates only a degenerative process of the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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