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De Quervain's Tendinosis

I have this on my left wrist....SO PAINFUL,  if you have experienced this what helped most...did it finally go away? 

 

https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/de-quervains-tendinosis/

 

 

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Registered: ‎03-29-2010

Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

I have this. Yes, it's very painful. My doctor told me I did not have to put up with this pain, and stated the surgery to correct it was out-patient and only required 3 stitches. As soon as my busy season is over, I plan to have it corrected. I have had it since February, and it is still very painful.

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

I just looked this up, @SeaMaiden , OUCH!!!  Are you left handed?  It says it comes on from repetitive movements.  Do you know why you have this?  I don't have anything to offer, but hope you can take care of this soon.  I know you the whole list of alternative anti inflammatories.

 

Feel better soon......

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

@SeaMaiden, I’m sorry you are going through this, and my wish is that you feel back to normal soon.  All my best.

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

 

@SeaMaiden 

 

 Me? As with all my other injuries, if I  know the source, along with what is the best treatment? From what I have read about this, my 1st choice would be the outpatient surgery. Once it's healed, and I know what caused it, I'll recover and move on.

 

If you are comfortable taking anti-inflammatory meds? I cannot because of my colon bleeds. Now this is just the way I proceed with all health or injury issues. You???

 

 

 

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

Yes, left wrist....I think it was from years of holding my iPad when laying down.....maybe if I stop  doing this action it will go away....if not, surgery for me.

 

 Thank you everyone🙂

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

15 or so years ago I was diagnosed with this.  Right wrist and very painful!  I saw a specialist who gave me two injections in the wrist and I have NEVER had any further problems!  Now, I will say the shots will nearly drop you to your knees, but they turned out to be well worth it for me.  Surgery was a possibility, but back then I think it was more difficult that what they are able to do now.

 

i did find that a flexible wrist brace gave me some relief.  Just that little bit of extra support helped.

 

Good luck!   I’m sure your doctor will find the best treatment for you!

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

Yes, left wrist....I think it was from years of holding my iPad when laying down.....maybe if I stop  doing this action it will go away....if not, surgery for me.

 

 Thank you everyone🙂


I’m worried about wrist problems with my new, bigger iPad. My old one was a mini iPad. This one is a 10.5” IPad Pro and I have an Otter Defender case on it to protect it but it’s so much heavier. Sorry you are suffering. The splint might work. 

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

I set my I pad on the table. 

But I’ve had a similar problem walking dogs, I switch their leashes and it goes away.

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Re: De Quervain's Tendinosis

 

 

I have it too- From a repetitive yoga routine. Needless to say, I had to stop. It’s been couple of months and I found some good PT/ OT exercises on the net that have helped.   But I went to yoga last night and it hurt a little today, again.

 

I understand tendons do heal very slowly, due to less blood flow , so it takes a long time.  I had a minor Achilles’ tendon sore spot (door hit me) that took  literally 1 year to feel better. But it did!  I used some massage techniques, that does help increase blood flow- 

 

Feel Better!! 🙏🌟