Patient Comments: De Quervain's Tenosynovitis - Treatment

What was the treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis in you or someone you know?

Comment from: jennmba, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

For de Quervain's tenosynovitis I had cortisone shot, and oral NSAIDs for occasional pain.

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Comment from: KB, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I had a de Quervain's tenosynovitis release done on 12-28-2016. As of today 4-3-2017 I have a pretty large lump right under the scar.

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Comment from: pjgoldie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I had surgery for de Quervain's tenosynovitis on August 2, 2016. Ten days after surgery I started therapy. My strength and range of motion have improved but my wrist is still swollen and my thumb is numb from the knuckle to the wrist. Nothing seems to help improve either of these.

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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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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: bleumore2, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

Aleve and a brace are being used to treat my De Quervain's tenosynovitis.

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Comment from: Pat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

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Comment from: Chelle, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I was diagnosed with De Quervain's tenosynovitis in my right wrist, and had an injection to the left side of my right wrist. Also, when it flares, aside from icing, ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory patches, I sleep with a brace, a huge help.

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Comment from: cathy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I finally had surgery about 5 years ago for De Quervain's tenosynovitis and all was great in both hands until I fell. Trying to catch myself something came loose, and my hand blew like a balloon. The pain was unbearable, and now my right wrist looks like it is broken, and I can't use my thumb much at all. It's very painful at times. I have no insurance and no doctor.

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Comment from: tomcaia012, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 13

I have had De Quervain"s tenosynovitis for six months and diagnosed 4 months ago. I did therapy and got the dexamethasone injection with lidocaine and Marcaine but that lasted all but 30 minutes and the pain returned. They say it was from gaming but I never had this problem until I had a new born in the end of November. I am scheduled for another injection; not sure if that will work but I do not want to get surgery. This sucks because I am in the military and having this is difficult.

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