De Quervain’s Syndrome
De Quervain’s syndrome is a common type of tenosynovitis that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your hand.
When the synovial tissue becomes inflamed, your tendons cannot glide smoothly through the protective sheaths.
You lose the ability to move your thumb and grasp objects. You may feel a sticking sensation when you try to move your thumb.
Clinically referred to as stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger occurs when swelling in the synovial membrane around one of the tendons in a finger traps it in a curled or bent position.
You may feel catching or locking of the finger or thumb when this happens. Although this sensation isn’t always associated with an injury.
Can a Tendon in the Hand Be Repaired?
Fortunately, the hand and wrist specialists at OrthoNeuro can repair damaged tendons.
Our hand specialists provide thorough exams, including X-rays and MRIs, to locate and diagnose your hand tendon problem.
This information allows your physician to create a customized treatment plan, which may include tendon repair surgery.
Do Hand Tendons Injuries Heal on Their Own?
A mild tendon injury can sometimes heal on its own with rest, ice, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, and therapy.
However, if you have persistent hand pain and can’t perform normal hand movements, you should make an appointment with the experts at OrthoNeuro.