De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis affects the APL and the EPB, which are two thumb tendons. The thumb tendons, located alongside the edge of the wrist, exist through a synovial tunnel responsible for holding the tendons in position. When inflammation occurs, it constricts the tendons’ movements within the tunnel. This is known as De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
Repeated thumb and hand movements, holding hand at an angle, inflammation, scar tissue from a prior injury, and arthritic diseases can all cause De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Failure to treat the condition can cause the pain to spread to your forearm and you may hear a creaking noise called crepitus.
Through a clinical examination of your wrist, your physiotherapist can determine if you have De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. To treat it, your physiotherapists may utilize various techniques and treatments and may even ask you to wear a thumb-spica splint to prevent your lower joints and wrist from moving.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.
AS ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, WE REMAIN OPEN FOR IN-CLINIC TREATMENTS DURING THE PROVINCE WIDE EMERGENCY BREAK ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 01, 2021
Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.
Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.
We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours.
The Physiomobility Team