Thursday, 22 February 2018

De Quervain's tenosynovitis


🤱🤱This condition affects many first-time mothers, so suspect this diagnosis when a new mum complains of pain in her hands, sometimes there may be a clicking sound.
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⚠️Although this condition often happens after pregnancy, it is not exclusive to new mothers. People who play golf or the piano or type frequently are also affected.
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👨🏽‍⚕️De Quervain's tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the sheath/synovium, that surrounds the two tendons that run between the wrist and the thumb. As the synovium swells and thickens, it becomes painful for a person to move their thumb.
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🏩A sprain or overusing the tendons through repetitive movements of the thumb at work or during sport tend to make the swelling and pain worse.
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‼️Finkelstein’s test is the classic provocative test for diagnosis of De Quervain’s disease. The patient is asked to make a fist around a thumb and to perform a ulnar deviation. This will elicit pain.
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People with De Quervain's tenosynovitis are usually recommended to wear a splint for 2 to 3 weeks. .

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