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Treatment for DeQuervain’s Tendinosis

Dequervains tendinosis

TREATMENT

The goal in treating de Quervain’s tendinosis is to relieve the pain caused by irritation and swelling.

Nonsurgical Treatment

  • Splints. Splints may be used to rest the thumb and wrist.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs). These medications can be taken by mouth or injected into a tendon compartment. This may help reduce swelling and relieve pain.
  • Avoiding activities that cause pain and swelling. This may allow the symptoms to go away on their own.
  • Corticosteroids. Injection of corticosteroids into the tendon sheath may help reduce swelling and pain.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery may be recommended if symptoms are severe or do not improve. The goal of surgery is to open the thumb compartment (covering) to make more room for the irritated tendons.

 

During surgery, your doctor will open the tendon sheath over the inflamed tendons.

Regardless of the treatment, normal use of the hand usually can be resumed once comfort and strength have returned. Your orthopaedic surgeon can advise you on the best treatment for your situation.

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