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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Aug 27, 2020 | Replies (8)

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@dawn_giacabazi

Hi @jeanmnyc
Based on my experience with CTS & DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis and my orthopedic surgeon the exact cause of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is unknown, but is usually seen in individuals with repetitive hand or wrist movements, injury to the wrist or tendon, and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory arthritis. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is most common in pregnant and middle age women.

DeQuervain's and carpal tunnel syndrome both pertain to inflammation of the tendons involving the thumb, but carpal tunnel syndrome involves more. It involves nerve damage. CTS involves the median nerve which is the most vulnerable component.

Diabetic Neuropathy can also share many characteristics. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes will eventually develop form of neuropathy, or nerve damage, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This nerve damage can happen anywhere, but tends to affect the extremities (hands and feet) first.

I’m curious what does your physician suggest??

Curious,
Dawn

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Hi Dawn and all. So far, I got a Shot and a needle aspiration in my left wrist almost two weeks ago.. Helped some. I have a 2 week F/O with my pain Management MD this Monday, Video Visit due to Covid 19. I am in NYC. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center. I truly believe it is connected to CTS. Now, the right thumb is acting up some. We will see. Maybe I will have to get another special splint. I had two for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, that helped. Had to keep changing meds. to control that horrible nerve pain up and down my arms and into my hands and fingers. It would wake me up and go on for more than an hour and it would be unbearable. I had to insist on an EMG and finally last July, got the CTS diagnosis. All stay safe and well!

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