Table Of Contents
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Treatment Without Surgery or Injections
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is common tendonitis of the wrist and a leading cause of wrist and thumb pain. Tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis muscles pass in their synovial sheath in a fibro-osseous tunnel at the level of the radial styloid. Inflammation of the synovium at this level causes pain on the radial side of the wrist.
Local tenderness and swelling may extend into the hand or forearm along the course of the tendons. Crepitus may be felt with movements of the wrist in some instances. Positive Finkelstein’s test is diagnostic for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The thumb is bent and placed in the palm while the wrist is slowly brought towards the ulnar side. Pain can be felt at the base of the thumb near the radial styloid.
This radial-sided tendinopathy is very common in athletes, especially those who participate in racquet sports, ten-pin bowlers, rowers, and canoeists. Additional stress is exerted on the left thumb of a right-handed golfer during a golf swing, resulting in injury and pain.
Best Treatment For De Quervain’s In Malaysia
The physiotherapists and chiropractors of Chiropractic Specialty Cetner® (CSC) are the best-suited teams for non-invasive treatment approaches. Our methods of care are more effective when compared to others. Our wrist pain treatment pragmas are your best hopes of recovery through non-operative means. CSC offers you the best clinical physiotherapy right here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Visit us today to experience clinical excellence.
What is the difference between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tenosynovitis?
Carpal tunnel syndrome and tenosynovitis both cause pain in the wrist. The pain or symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Radial nerve entrapment and ulnar nerve entrapment may also cause pain in the hand and thumb regions. In tenosynovitis, the pain is due to inflammatory changes in the adductor muscle of the thumb. Moreover, carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist, palms, and fingers except for the 5th finger. Tenosynovitis is confined to the side of the wrist and thumb only.
Our treatments are through the best and most effective means of conservative therapies for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The care you get from us may include splinting the wrist and thumb to prevent further damage from excessive movements. Local electrotherapeutic modalities help reduce swelling and inflammation. Manual therapy such as stretches and trigger point therapy can relax the forearm muscles. Graduated strengthening exercises for the muscles in the wrist and hand are essential to prevent the recurrence of the condition.
For more information about our De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis treatment in Malaysia, please call 03 2093 1000.