How is Wrist Tendonitis treated?
Splintage and anti inflammatories are required to treat wrist tendonitis. If the pain still persists we are able to inject the area with a small amount of steroid, which is a very strong anti-inflammatory. Few cases require surgery.
What is Wrist Tendonitis?
Wrist Tendonitis or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a condition where tendons to the thumb pass through a pulley (tunnel) on the thumb side of the wrist causing pain. It is associated with over exertion and repetitive movements.
If surgery is required for Wrist Tendonitis what happens?
The operations are usually day case procedures, which means you, can arrive and leave on the same day. It is usually performed with local anaesthetic, which means only part of your hand goes numb. The wound is small. You need to keep the initial dressing dry.
What happens after the operation for Wrist Tendonitis?
We will usually see you back in the clinic at around 3 days for wound inspection. You will usually have minimal pain.