Are you overusing your hand..?

#De Quervain’s Tenovaginitis


Don’t worry… Just have knowledge & be aware that what can be happen if you use your hand over the limit…

Overuse doesn’t mean regular activities of hand.. ( talking in terms of wrist ). The problem starts if you are professionally working in that kind of work which needs your wrist to work more… like to cooking as profession, sewing ( tailor ), typing ( type writer ) & in some cases housewives can also be affected through this problem.

The problem is pain & swelling at the base of the thumb initially then pain radiates upto forearm. Medically termed as De Quervain’s Tenovaginitis [ DQ ].

In medical language – It results from inflammation of the common sheath of abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons.

In image circular area in red is initial location of pain & after that it radiates up to the mid forearm.

Treatment of it is possible in early stage by giving rest to the wrist in crepe bandage ; Ultrasonic radiation may bring some relief. Some of the exercises also can help….. In chronic case… operation has to be done.. in which slitting and excision of a part of tendon sheath is done.

☺Stay Healthy, Stay happy ☺


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