As everybody experiences the symptoms of texting thumb (De Quervain’s syndrome) differently, the treatment will also vary from patient to patient. However, the goal of treating De Quervain’s syndrome is the same. For instance, it aims to:
- Reduce inflammation.
- Prevent recurrence.
- Improve ease of movement.
A study of 387 university students found that heavy smartphone users tend to have mild pain and stiffness in their thumbs or wrists. This study is referring to either trigger thumb or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
Understanding De Quervain’s syndrome and Texting Thumb in detail
De Quervain’s syndrome is a condition that causes a feeling of locking when you bend and straighten your finger. It is also known by various other names, such as trigger finger, texting tenosynovitis, mommy’s thumb, and more. It can affect any of your four fingers, including your thumb, or more than one at a time.
The tendons connect the bones in your fingers and thumb to the muscles in your wrist and forearm. In addition, each of the tendons is protected by a sheath. The trigger finger happens when this sheath becomes more inflamed.
Nevertheless, you have a higher risk of developing trigger thumb if:
- You are a female.
- You are between the ages of 30 and 50.
- You are pregnant.
- You have diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
- You are lifting a baby while using your thumbs for support.
- You participate in activities that require repetitive hand or wrist movement.
- You have carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.
Simple ways to prevent texting thumb
Here are the most effective products to treat the symptoms of blackberry thumb without going through harmful surgical procedures.
De Quervain’s wand
De Quervain’s wand is a quick and inexpensive solution to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of De Quervain’s disease. It is easy for beginners as well as professionals. You will see the positive changes right from its first use.
Professional tip: rub the natural oil or jelly over the affected area. Then rub the wand in a circular motion for about 20 minutes.
Acupressure grounding probe
Acupressure tools are all the rage these days to reduce the symptoms of Dupuytren’s disease. It is safe for beginners and professionals as it is safe and even a beginner can figure it out through trial and error.
Professional tip: the most common acupressure points to reach for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis are SJ6, SJ8, SJ9, LU5, LU7, LU9, and LI5.
Therapeutic water soaks
Hot and cold therapy is recommended to treat the discomfort caused by texting tenosynovitis. The hot water soaks of ZTG deliver a comforting sensation and works as a strong therapy to reduce inflammation, pain, and fatigue.
Professional tip: soak in cold water for 5-10 minutes, followed by soaking in hot water for 5-10 minutes. It is the best approach for De Quervain’s disease.
Doctor’s proven home remedies for De Quervain’s disease
- For longer messages, try to send voice recordings.
- Extend your arm outwards and pull your fingers backward to stretch your arm, fingers, and wrist.
- Rest is essential. If you continue to use your hand, the inflammation will persist.
- Perform exercises, such as wrist extension stretch, wrist flexion stretch, thumb flexion stretch, and wrist supination.
- Place ice on your wrist for 10-15 minutes every 4 to 6 hours a day.
The bottom line
The high-quality products of ZTG focus on offering the deepest penetrating heat therapy. Consequently, it increases the local blood flow and decreases the inflammation and swelling throughout your entire hand and wrist.
Nevertheless, our products restore the movement of your hand instantly and may reduce or eliminate the need for surgery. The handy portable devices for texting thumb come with an affordable approach that suits every patient’s pocket.