What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the wrist on the thumb side of the hand. The condition is excruciating and makes using the wrist or hand difficult. The two tendons in the wrist that control movement, become inflamed due to repetitive motions.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is most likely to be contracted by women who have young children. The constant motion of picking up and putting down their children causes the condition. It is also common in people who regularly play video games, which is because of the thumbs’ motion when using the video games console remote.
How is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis treated?
There are several treatments available for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Doctors will usually prescribe an anti-inflammatory pain killer to patients. They will also encourage using a splint or brace to stop the movement of the wrist and hand. In extreme cases, surgery may be required.
There are also a number of home remedies to choose from, and it is hard to know where to start. The best form of treatment is to stop the motion that is causing the condition. Other home remedies include RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), stretching, massaging, and physiotherapy. These treatments are effective but don’t seem to eliminate the condition.
The most highly recommended home remedy is to use a combination of the De Quervain’s wand, De Quervain’s jelly, and De Quervain’s tape. This combination has proven to make a massive difference to those suffering from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, providing relief from the symptoms.
The technology advancements that are utilized in these treatments are proven to reduce inflammation and swelling and ease the pain. These three items’ cost is far less than those traditionally paid for medications or surgery to treat De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.