DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

What is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis?
This is the name given to a condition in which specific tendons are inflamed and painful. The pain is located on the side of the wrist, just beneath the thumb and can extend into the thumb or forearm.

How is it treated?
The first step is an examination at the private hand surgery followed by a range of treatments that include specialist physiotherapy and custom made supports. Injections can be very helpful and surgery is rarely needed.

Trigger finger and Trigger thumb

I think I have trigger finger, what should I do?
Trigger finger or trigger thumb is caused by inflamed tendons catching or ‘triggering’ as they pass underneath pulleys in the hand. It’s a painful condition characterized by a clicking sensation when that digit is moved. The first step is an examination in clinic where the diagnosis can usually be confirmed. 

How is it treated?
Specialist physiotherapy and custom made supports can be useful. Injections are a particularly effective treatment and surgery is successful for those with recurrent problems.

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