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

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. 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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Quervains tenosynovitis, what is the best treatment for this?

Quervains tenosynovitis, what is the best treatment for this?

Spica splint: A thumb spica splint, anti-inflammatory, and rest should get you back to normal. On occasion you may need a steroid injection. I have used prolotherapy with good results as well. ...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

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Please recommend the best brace for de Quervain's tenosynovitis (mother's thumb)?

Please recommend the best brace for de Quervain's tenosynovitis (mother's thumb)?

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

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What's the best treatment for chronic burning pain from an overuse injury from 2.5 yrs ago? I may have tendonitis and/or tenosynovitis in both feet.

Go to the doctor: Chronic burning pain that involves both feet can be many things, some may be musculoskeletal while others may be neurological. I suggest that you visit your doctor to determine the cause so that the proper treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis  in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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How can I treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

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 more

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My sister says she has de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

NO: This type of tendonitis is usually associated with repetitive activities that aggravate the tendons. It is not typically considered a hereditary condition. Family members are not more likely to get the the same thing. ...Read more

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