Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon. Symptoms of tenosynovitis include pain, swelling and difficulty moving the particular joint where the inflammation occurs. Tenosynovitis most commonly results from the introduction of bacteria into a sheath through a small penetrating wound such as that made by the point of needle or thorn. Repeated use of hand tools can precede the condition, as well as arthritis or injury.
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?
Treatment for Tenosynovitis is focused in the long-term prevention and management of the same. So ice packs or cold compress is done along with intensive physiotherapy and massage. In some cases, painkillers and anti-inflammatories like NSAIDS are also given. Surgery could be required in rare or serious cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is not easy to live with Tenosynovitis but with intensive therapy and management, you can improve and recuperate from the same.