What is de Quervain’s Syndrome?
De Quervain’s Syndrome Physiotherapy Treatment in Noida: Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the two thumb tendons’ fluid-filled synovium (which surrounds the tendons and allows them to glide easily). Inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and restricted movement of the tendons in the tunnel to the side of your wrist (Base for thumb). The swollen tendons impact the narrow tunnel through which the tendons pass. It causes pain at the base of the thumb. The first sign of trouble is usually soreness near the wrist on the thumb side. The pain can spread to the thumb, wrist, wrist, or both. Pain may limit your movement and cause further injury. The friction may cause the tendons to vibrate as they travel through the tunnel. Crepitus is the name for this noise. This noise is excruciating, especially if you try to turn your wrist or grasp something.
At Dr. Aggarwal Physio Centre, we have treated successfully hundreds of De Quervain’s Syndrome patients. Dr. Amit Aggawal says “Normally people do not consider it as a physical problem in early stages. Their minds misguide them and they start living with this problem until it became out of control. Moreover, in many cases, patients avoid accepting that it is a treatable problem and a skilled physiotherapist can treat it.”
What is the cause of de Quervain’s?
Tenosynovitis in de Quervain is a result of repetitive movements, overuse, and poor posture. Racket sports, hammering, and poor wrist posture are all possible causes of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. You may also experience it as a symptom of a broader condition, such as idiopathic (no specific reason). There are a few other common causes.
- Repetitive thumb and hand motions are possible causes of tenosynovium inflammation, such as pinching, grasping, pinching, or wringing.
- Your hand should be held at an angle relative to your wrist. It creates a compression point that excessively rubs the tendon.
- Inflammation can cause swelling that restricts the smooth movement of the tendons in the tunnel.
- The tendons may not glide through the tunnel easily due to scar tissue from an injury.
- Arthritis is also a reason for tenosynovitis. It affects the entire body.
De Quervain tenosynovitis: Signs and Symptoms
De Quervain Tenosynovitis patients report pain from thumb and wrist motions and tenderness and thickening of the radial styloid. Rarely is there any sign of actual trigger or crepitation? Symptoms of De Quervain’s tendencyinitis are now apparent.
- The thumb side of your wrist may feel the most pain. It is the most common symptom. This pain can appear suddenly or gradually. The pain is usually felt in the wrist and can radiate to the forearm. When the thumb and hand are active, the pain can be worse. It is particularly true when you forcefully grasp objects or twist your wrist.
- The thumb side of your wrist may experience swelling. This swelling could be accompanied by a cyst filled with fluid.
- It may be challenging to move your thumb or wrist due to swelling and pain.
- Feeling the thumb move can cause a “catching” or “snapping sensation.
- On the index and thumb, you may feel numbness. It happens when the nerve lying on the top of the tendon skin is irritated.
The benefits of physiotherapy for De Quervain Tenosynovitis
- Physiotherapy reduces inflammation and speeds up healing.
- Improve strength, endurance, and range of motion—correct postural and muscular imbalances to prevent a recurrence.
- Activity modifications and ergonomic corrections can prevent other injuries to the wrist and hand.
- Physiotherapy rehabilitation exercises can restart all activities.
- If you begin treatment early, recovery is quick. As a chronic condition, there are many changes, such as adhesion formations and muscle weakness. However, after the completion of the rehabilitation program, you can expect a full recovery.
Physiotherapy Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Noida
If you can detect it early, NSAIDs, ice, and rest are enough to reverse or relieve it. A thumb-spica bandage is very necessary to reduce wrist movement and lower joint activities. If none of these options work, a cortisone injection into the affected area might be an option. Physical therapy may also retrain movements to avoid or change the daily actions that caused the inflammation.
Physical therapy is necessary to correct the injuries and retrain the muscles. Most of the need not to go for surgery, a skilled physiotherapist can handle this problem easily, for example, if you live in Noida, Delhi NCR, Greater Noida west or in Ghaziabad Dr. Aggarwal Physio Centre’s are very effective on it.
Treatment for acute stage
- Splint for the thumb and wrist that supports the healing process.
- You can help identify aggravating behaviors and suggest alternate positions.
- Cryotherapy (e.g., Cryotherapy (e.g., cold packs, ice massaging) to reduce inflammation and edema
- If required, therapeutic Ultrasound (i.e., phonophoresis or electrically charged ions (i.e., iontophoresis-A) drives the medication into soft tissues via skin. It is beneficial for faster healing. A relevant doctor should prescribe medications.
- You can suggest modifications for an activity to correct an abnormal hand position in a specific action.
- Corrective exercises help maintain correct hand postures, which allows for faster healing, better rehabilitation and helps prevent further complications.
Second stage treatment (once the inflammation has subsided):
It is essential to improve flexibility, strength and prevent a recurrence.
- Thermal modalities are a better way for healing.
- To break adhesions, use transverse friction massage.
- Therapeutic exercises – Starting with Range of Motion (ROM) and then adding strengthening exercises as the patient progresses.
- Assessment of ergonomic workstations (Design workplace to prevent more injuries after the evaluation)
- Teaching the patient how to avoid repetitive hand movements such as twisting, pinching, turning, twisting, or grasping.
- Rehabilitation exercises are beneficial to prevent A recurrence.
- Home exercise programs are designed to help you maintain the goals set by your physical therapist and aid in quicker recovery.
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