Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the cord that joins muscle to bone).Symptoms may include any of the following:
Difficulty moving a joint
Joint swelling in the affected area
Pain and tenderness around a joint, especially in the hand, wrist, foot, or ankle
Pain when moving a joint
Redness along the length of the tendon
Fever, swelling, and redness may indicate an infection, especially if a puncture or cut caused these symptoms.
HOW IS TENOSYNOVITIS DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination shows swelling over the involved tendon. The health care provider may touch or stretch the tendon, or have you move the muscle where it is attached to see whether you experience pain. In some cases, the doctor may order an ultrasound or MRI to confirm the diagnosis or rule out other possible causes such as arthritis.
HOW IS TENOSYNOVITIS TREATED?
Treatment of Tenosynovitis depends on the severity of inflammation. Medication is given to bring down pain and inflammation. Rest and application of ice packs helps in recovery. Severe damage to tendon may require surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people affected with Tenosynovitis recover completely