De Quervain's Tenosynovitis - Treatment

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What is the treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Treatments for de Quervain's tenosynovitis includes any combination of rest, splinting, ice, anti-inflammation medication, and/or cortisone injection. Cortisone injection is extremely effective and is generally the optimal treatment. Normal activity may be resumed within three weeks after an injection. Surgery to release the tendon sheath is only rarely necessary and usually reserved for persisting inflammation after failure of at least one cortisone injection.

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Comment from: Zoramar, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I was diagnosed with De Quervain's tenosynovitis by a physician's assistant in April and told there was no treatment beyond occupational therapy, alternate cold and hot, and Aleve. I saw a hand surgeon 3 weeks ago and he gave me a shot of cortisone; a panacea like no other. I have had excellent results for 3 plus weeks now.

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Comment from: LER819, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 24

My wrist, hand, and thumb pain has been chronic and ranges from moderate to severe throughout the day. I recently started treating with a doctor who does manipulative treatments which include percussion treatments. Yesterday my hand and wrist were at a 9 on pain scale of 1 to 10. Since the doctor did the percussion work, nearly 24 hours ago, I have been nearly pain free. I want to find more research on this treatment for De Quervain's tenosynovitis!

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