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Should I still go to work if I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: What is your job?

In general yes. Therapy usually does not required to stop work.
You will need a correct diagnosis and some of the following: splinting, occupational therapy, medications and sometimes injections. It involves the tendon that extends the thumb. If your work might cause repititive injury to the tendon your job may need to be modified. In general therapy does not require not going to work.

In brief: What is your job?

In general yes. Therapy usually does not required to stop work.
You will need a correct diagnosis and some of the following: splinting, occupational therapy, medications and sometimes injections. It involves the tendon that extends the thumb. If your work might cause repititive injury to the tendon your job may need to be modified. In general therapy does not require not going to work.
Dr. John Goldman
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