frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Dr. Somesh Deb

De Quervain's tenosynovitis treatment

Treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis focuses on reducing pain and swelling. It includes: Applying heat or ice to the affected area. Taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

How long does it take to recover from De Quervain's disease?

Recovery. If you didn't need surgery, you'll probably get better in 4-6 weeks if you wear your splint, do your exercises, and avoid movements that irritate your tendon. Recovery from surgery could take a while. Your pain and swelling should go away soon, but the area may be tender for several months.

Is De Quervain's tendonitis permanent?

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a temporary condition. It generally responds well to treatment. It is important to treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis. If this condition isn't treated, it can permanently limit your movement or cause the tendon sheath to burst.

Medical Definition of Degenerative arthritis

Degenerative arthritis: A type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints. ... Also known as osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease.

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis?

Medications that can help relieve osteoarthritis symptoms, primarily pain, include:

. Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) has been shown to help some people with osteoarthritis who have mild to moderate pain. ... . Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). ... . Duloxetine (Cymbalta).

What will happens if a trigger finger is not treated?

If left untreated, trigger finger can become permanent. If the affected finger or thumb becomes stuck in one position, it can make day-to-day tasks more difficult. However, trigger finger is curable without surgery in most cases.

Can trigger finger heal on its own?

Often times, if the condition comes on suddenly after a particular activity, it will go away on its own. ... If the condition has become painful and caused finger stiffness, persisted for longer than six weeks, or if the patient is diabetic, surgical treatment is usually needed.

What causes a trigger finger and what can you do about it?

Trigger fingers are more common with certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes. Repeated and strong gripping may lead to the condition. In most cases, the cause of the trigger finger is not known.

Your doctor may recommend the following self-care measures:

1. Rest. Avoid activities that aggravate your elbow pain.
2. Pain relievers. Try over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen (Aleve).
3. Ice. Apply ice or a cold pack for 15 minutes three to four times a day.
4. Technique.

What is tennis elbow caused by?

It often occurs due to overusing the forearm muscles and tendons and those around the elbow joint. Tennis elbow is also known as lateral elbow pain or lateral epicondylitis and is not necessarily related to tennis. ... Tennis elbow is caused by small tears in the tendons that join the forearm to the outside of the elbow.

What happens if tennis elbow goes untreated?

Tennis elbow does not usually lead to serious problems. If the condition continues and is left untreated, however, loss of motion or loss of function of the elbow and forearm can develop. Call your health care professional if the following conditions develop: Pain that limits your daily activity.