De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is all too common and is a condition that causes swelling and pain at the base of your thumb. After confirming the diagnosis with a Finkelstein’s test and by applying pressure to the thumb side of your wrist, the doctor’s initial treatment typically includes avoiding repetitive thumb movements as well as immobilizing your thumb and wrist. By keeping your thumb and wrist straight with a brace or splint, your tendons will get the rest needed to make a full recovery.
Treating de Quervain’s tenosynovitis is primarily focused on reducing the inflammation and pain you may be experiencing while also doing everything we can to preserve the movement in your thumb. Starting your treatment early or close to the onset of your pain typically improves your symptoms within four to six weeks.
If you are suffering from de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, call us today at San Leandro Office (Main Office): (510) 346-0711 or Dublin Office: (925) 241-5990 to request your appointment at Spine & Sportcare with our chiropractor.