Keep the arm on your injured side straight during this exercise. Pain results from resisted gliding of the abductor pollicis longus and the extensor pollicis brevis tendons in the fibroosseus canal. Dequervains tenosynovitis is caused by the inflammation of the tendons that straighten or bring the thumb away from the hand. There are two tendons that straighten your thumb into a thumbs up by travelling together on the back of your thumb through a tunnel. Physiotherapy department dequervains tenosynovitis. Dequervains syndrome causes pain along the thumb side of the wrist which can be caused by overuse or repetitive motion. Here are some examples of exercises for you to try.
Physiotherapy department dequervains tenosynovitis inflammation of the tendons of the thumb information for patients. Dequervains pronounced dehkervanes tenosynovitis,also known as dequervains tendinitis and dequervains disease,is a condition that is caused by inflammation of tendons of the thumb at the wrist, characterized by pain and swelling in the thumb and wrist areas. Next, stretch the hand back by pressing the fingers in a backward direction. The exercises may be suggested for a condition or for rehabilitation. It usually occurs in middleaged individuals and is around 3x more common in women. A person with dequervains syndrome may have pain, tenderness, and swelling over the thumb side of the wrist, as well as difficulty gripping, wringing, or grasping. Download as pptx, pdf, txt or read online from scribd. Tenosynovitis upper extremity occupational risk factors. There are two tendons that straighten your thumb into a. You may do these exercises when it is not painful to move your hand. You will be told when to start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.
It is more common in women with the peak incidence at childbearing and around the menopause. It usually occurs in middleaged individuals and is around 3x more common in women 80% of cases. These motions cause the thumb tendons to become irritated or inflamed. Although the exact mechanism has not been determined. Dequervains tenosynovitis dequervains tenosynovitis. Causes include repetitive pinching or gripping combined with tilting of the. Barturn alguiar, milagros marcela flores flores, elizabeth beatriz galarza cornejo, mnica christina. Press the back of the hand on your injured side with your other hand to help bend your wrist. Aurelien michel traverso 1,2, pauline douek 3, debora schivo 4, clemence bruyere 5, ca. A person with dequervains syndrome may have pain, tenderness, and swelling over the thumb. A prospective study of the response to local injection. This surrounds the two tendons that are involved in moving the thumb. Repetitive activities requiring sideways movement of the wrist while gripping the thumb eg. Most cases are associated with overuse, however, local trauma can also precipitate the condition.1318 1137 250 846 969 453 757 770 1276 319 1407 1439 606 8 684 1558 267 663 1153 1307 642 253 70 746 1237 1416 877 539 772 952 770 913 1449 552