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Living with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis can be bothersome. The condition influences people worldwide who are more involved in typing work or sports activities. Disrupting a person’s life, it commences to pain every time you twist your wrist, move your thumb, or grasp things.
The De Quervain’s Wand has proven to be a quick and inexpensive solution for De Quervain’s Disease, and can easily be used at home. It is effective on restoring movement of your thumb and might even delay or eliminate the need of surgery. It is especially effective in the earlier stages of De Quervain’s Syndrome.
De Quervain’s Jelly is typically desired over a standard ultrasound gel for De Quervain’s home treatment. To use, prior to beginning the ultrasound and far-infrared process, simply add a small amount of the jelly over the thumb and wrist where discomfort typically is felt. Add as needed to allow a smooth slide of the machine over the area of soreness. Wash hands thoroughly after the session is complete and apply the De Quervain’s Tape for continued stretch and support.
De Quervain tape can be applied from the thumb to wrist for all-day wear. The tape secures the thumb in an extended to position to provide comfort and moderate ay pain or spam that is caused by thumb and wrist movement made while performing daily activities. However, unlike a brace, the tape allows for the thumb relatively freely.
While you’ll likely make a full recovery in time, your initial goal is to limit the pain and inflammation. You’ll want to stop yourself from any unnecessary thumb movements, use the De Quervain’s Wand and De Quervain’s Tape regularly and consider over-the-counter medicine like ibuprofen or naproxen.
If these more conservative treatment attempts do not make a difference, a steroid injection is the next course of action. Ideally, if administered within 6 months of the first symptoms, the problem will resolve.
If you have noticed an unusual ache in your lower thumb after a long day at the keyboard or intense doubles on the tennis court — you’re not alone. It’s known as texting thumb, blackberry thumb or gamer’s thumb, but it’s not restricted to overzealous video game players. The proper name for it is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. It’s that inflamed irritation within your wrist and lower thumb that occurs as tendons grind against themselves and swell to the point of pain in your hand that can sometimes extend to the lower arm.
The short answer is anyone. But especially watch out if you’re:
Any adult between 30 and 50.
A woman — it’s as much as ten times more common.
A mother. Possibly the result of lifting and handling infants and kids.
Someone with a constantly engaged wrist. Over time, these isolated motions in work and sports can take a toll.
This machine works! My thumbs have been bothering me for months and in just a few days, they’re feeling better!