How I Cured De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis in Just 1 Month

I was diagnosed with De Quervain's Tenosynovitis by my doctor after she performed a Finkelstein test. One morning, I woke up and found that every time I attempted to use my cellphone, my wrist would hurt unbearably. I went in to see my doctor, who had me take a Finkelstein test, which involves me bending my thumb over the center of my hand and then the other fingers over the top of my thumb. This caused me to yell out in pain. The doctor told me I had Texting Thumb, better known as De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. I asked her what I should do, and she said to put the phone down and give my thumb a break.  Now, this was not going to work for me, not one bit. I…
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My Putting Game is Being Affected by Pain in My Wrist, Help!

After years of golfing, my game has improved vastly; as they say, "practice makes perfect". I have tightened up on my approach play and improved my long game with many practices. To cut a long story short, I played a round with the guys before work the other day, like we do every week. Well, I was up by three shots on the back nine, but as I approached the green to putt in for a birdie, I felt a shot of pain in my right wrist. I brushed it off as maybe a sprain but struggled to finish off the round. Well, it's been a couple of weeks, and not only is my wrist hurting when I play golf, but it is happening whenever I use it now. I'm…
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Why I Almost Wrapped No Gifts This Year

It is a tradition for my family and me to wrap all the presents together as a team. This year, however, was different. I found that every time I attempted to move my thumb and wrist, I had a sharp pain that caused me to drop the project altogether. Simple things like trying to cut the wrapping paper with a pair of scissors were impossible. Not only did it hurt when I tried to wrap gifts, but it also started hurting anytime I used the thumb for anything. I couldn’t even carry shopping bags from the car to the kitchen with my right hand because of the pain it was causing to my wrist. The condition didn’t seem to be getting any better; in fact, I felt it was getting…
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What are the dangers of surgery for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the thumb and wrist. The condition is excruciating and makes movements uncomfortable for the sufferer. When suffering from De Quervain's disease, the patient finds everyday tours a real difficulty making life a lot harder than usual. De Quervain's cause is repetitive motions; this puts a strain on the tendons in the wrist, causing them to become swollen. The tendon sheaths become inflamed, causing excruciating pain that can completely stop you in your tracks. In extreme circumstances, surgery may be required to treat De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. The surgery involves a small incision around the affected area, then the tissue over the swollen tendon is opened to remove pressure and allow the motion to return to normal. The surgery comes with its own risks…
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The truth about De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is the second most common type of tendon inflammation behind the trigger finger. The condition is suffered by over 200,000 Americans every year. This severe disease is caused by repetitive movements of the thumb and wrist. Anyone can contract De Quervain's Tenosynovitis; however, it is more likely in women between 30 and 50.  De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is so common that it has even gained some aliases, let’s look at these: Mommy’s thumb: this name came about because mothers of young children tend to suffer from the condition. They are repeatedly lifting and putting down their children or putting a child into and taking them out of a car seat. Texting thumb: those who tend to send text messages regularly can suffer from De Quervains disease. The constant…
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Why My wrist hurts every time I play tennis?

So, every time you return that expertly hit serve, your wrist is in absolute agony, and you can't figure out what it is. The pain is so intense that you can no longer play on and have to forfeit the entire match. This is most likely De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, which is the second most common cause of tendon inflammation in the wrist. The wrist's repetitive movements during racket sports are one of the leading reasons for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. The repeated motion causes the two tendons connecting the wrist and thumbs to become inflamed; this causes swelling, pain, and discomfort. Playing racket sports isn't the only cause of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis; any repetitive motion of the thumbs and wrist can cause the condition.  De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is most common in…
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I am a Writer, and My Wrist and Thumb are Hurting. Help!

When you spend hours upon hours in front of a computer typing away, there has to be some effect on the body. When you are a writer, the fingers' constant movement and thumbs across the keyboard can cause some complications. The most common affliction for those who type on a keyboard regularly is carpal tunnel, where a pinched nerve in the wrist causes tingling or numbness. Another condition affecting those who type for a living is Trigger Finger, where the fingers get stuck in a bent position and then snap back to a straightened position. Both of these are caused by the constant movement of the fingers and thumb during typing. Another common and painful ailment that can be suffered by typists is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is…
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How to Relieve the Pain Caused by De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a severe condition that affects the two tendons linking the wrist and thumb. The tendons around the thumb base become swollen, which is extremely painful and makes movements difficult. The swelling in the thumb causes the tendon sheaths to become inflamed. The inflammation will put pressure on surrounding nerves, which causes pain, but may also cause numbing. Repetitive motions cause de Quervain's Tenosynovitis. Things like playing golf or racket sports will cause the condition to send text messages regularly or play video games. Women between the ages of 30 and 50 are the most common sufferers of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. This is because they are constantly picking up and putting down their children, or lifting them in and out of car seat strollers. It is also…
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What is the surgical procedure for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

The second most common affliction to affect the wrists and thumb behind the trigger finger is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. Named this after the Swiss surgeon Fritz de Quervain who identified the condition back in 1895. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the two tendons in the wrist. It is caused by repetitive movements such as lifting and putting down a child, playing racket sports and playing golf. The disease is also known to affect people who use their cell phones regularly to send text messages, even named Texting Thumb. The condition is common in the United States, affecting more than 200,000 Americans every year. The condition is most often found in women between the age of 30 and 50.  There are many different treatments available for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis,…
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My thumbs are killing me, and I was told I have De Quervain’s Disease!

So, you were playing your favorite video game when your thumb and wrist started hurting. Your thumb is killing you, and you had to stop the game altogether. You were told it is De Quervain's Disease, also known as Gamers Thumb. Or maybe, you were busy sending a text message, and you felt an awful shot of pain in your thumb, again you were told it is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis which is also called Texting Thumb. What is causing all this pain, and how do you get rid of it? The pain is caused by the inflammation of the two tendons that control the movement of your thumbs. This inflammation makes using the wrist and thumb extremely difficult. The repetitive motion of the thumbs or wrist is what causes De…
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