Quick Facts about Tenosynovitis of the Wrist

(Last Updated On: August 29, 2017)

Treatment options

The treatment for such a condition focuses mostly on reducing the amount of pain and inflammation being faced by the patient. One of the best strategies is to simply give rest to the affected area and stop all activities that had caused the initial injury itself.

In case of severe pain or to restrict the use of the wrist, your doctor may have recommended the use of a brace or even a splint. Applying heat or cold or both alternatively, may help to alleviate the swelling as well as the pain.

Yet other therapies that your doctor or specialist may recommend you include massaging the affected area, stretching and physiotherapy of the affected area, ultrasound, and TENS– Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation.

Your doctor may also prescribe certain medications such as ibuprofen, or even corticosteroids that can be injected into your body. If your current condition has been the result of some sort of infection, your doctor may be able to prescribe the right antibiotics for you that will help fight the infection. Once the inflamed tendon heals, your therapist, doctor or wellness specialist may even be able to recommend certain exercises or physical therapy methods to help strengthen the muscles and allow it to regain its old functioning.

For any queries pertaining to Tenosynovitis of the wrist, get in touch with PORTEA physiotherapists today.



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Dr.Rajprabha Patra practiced as a Dental Surgeon for 5 years before making a switch into the business domain with an MBA from ISB. As the Product Manager for Counselling Services at Portea, she aims to make a difference in the way mental health is perceived in India.


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