Hand tendinitis, or De Quervain’s syndrome (in English: De Quervain’s tenosynovitis), is an inflammation of the tendons located next to the thumb in the wrist, which leads to pain when trying to grasp objects, and the following are some of its symptoms:
- Tingling feeling when moving the thumb.
- Swelling near the base of the thumb.
- Pain near the base of the thumb.
- Difficulty moving the wrist and thumb when doing activities that involve clenching a fist.
Causes of tendonitis in the hand
The cause of tendinitis in the hand is unknown, but it can occur as a result of one of these causes:
- Do some activities, such as: racket sports, or gardening.
- Receive a direct blow to the thumb.
- Inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Hand risk factors for tendinitis
Anyone can develop tendinitis in the hand, but there are some factors that may increase the risk of developing inflammation, including:
- Gender: Women are more likely to develop tendinitis than men.
- Pregnancy: The chance of infection increases after pregnancy.
- Age: The chance of infection increases in people in the age group between 30-50 years.
Hand tendonitis treatment
There are some treatments used in cases of tendinitis of the hand, including the following:
- Steroidal cortisone injections, and it is worth noting that the response to these injections varies from case to case.
- Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as: ibuprofen.
- Putting a splint, so that it prevents the wrist or thumb from moving.
- Surgical operations, as in the event that the patient does not respond to previous treatments, surgical operations can be resorted to, as they help open a wider field for the tendons, and relieve them.
- Home remedies, such as applying cold compresses, resting the hand, and infected mothers should be careful while carrying their children.
- ↑ Mayo Clinic Staff (08-07-2018), “De Quervain’s Synovitis”, www.mayoclinic.org, Retrieved 20-03-2019. act.
- ^ a b “What’s de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?”, www.webmd.com, March 21, 2018, Retrieved March 20-2019. Edited.
- ↑ “de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis”, www.assh.org, Retrieved March 20-2019. Edited.
- ↑ William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR (14-12-2017), “De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis”, www.medicinenet.com, Retrieved 03-20-2019. Edited.