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The term Tenosynovitis is used for defining the inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds your tendons. The common signs here include trouble in movements of joints, swelling and inflammation that is accompanied with shooting pain, there is also a lot of tenderness surrounding these areas along with redness along the line of the tendon.
HOW IS TENOSYNOVITIS DIAGNOSED?
An orthopaedic would do a diagnosis based on these symptoms along with an X-ray to check internal damage.
HOW IS TENOSYNOVITIS TREATED?
The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Rest or keeping the affected tendons still is essential for recovery.One may want to use a splint or removable brace to help keep the tendons still. Applying heat or cold to the affected area should help reduce pain and inflammation.Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Local injections of corticosteroids may be useful as well. Some patients need surgery to remove the inflammation surrounding the tendon, but this is not common.Tenosynovitis caused by infection needs immediate treatment. The health care provider will prescribe antibiotics. In some severe cases, emergency surgery may be needed to release the pus around the tendon.If there is no infection, a steroid injection may be used to decrease inflammation along the tendon sheath.After one has recovered, do strengthening exercises using the muscles around the affected tendon to help prevent the injury from coming back.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people affected with Tenosynovitis recover completely