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Which treatment works the best and fastest for tenosynovitis?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Tenosynovitis of left index finger what treatment can be done? Almost 6 months suffering from that

Try a shot: If you actually have tenosynovitis or a trigger finger, you may need a cortisone shot to help alleviate your symptoms most of these can be treated conservatively, but some of these will need a surgical release to help alleviate the pain and locking. ...Read more

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I have RA and was recently diagnosed w/Tenosynovitis. Will treatment be different b/c of the RA? I'm also a bartender. Not moving it is not an option.

I have RA and was recently diagnosed w/Tenosynovitis. Will treatment be different b/c of the RA? I'm also a bartender. Not moving it is not an option.

See details: It depends whether the tenosynovitis is secondary to the RA or if it is an unrelated problem. If it is secondary then meds should be adjusted to provide better control. A small local problem often resolves with a cortisone injection. You can really help your long term outlook by stopping smoking. Tobacco use makes the RA much worse. ...Read more

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Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath of the peroneus bervis and peroneus longus muscles suggestive for tenosynovitis what is the treatment?

Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath of the peroneus bervis and peroneus longus muscles suggestive for tenosynovitis what is the treatment?

Rest: Tendonitis is treated by relative rest (cease from all activities that give pain), physical therapy, and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, alleve). Sometimes immobilization is neede in a cast or boot. A cortisone shot if often helpful, but cannot be done in some areas of tendonitis. ...Read more