Doctors for Tenosynovitis in Old Thevara Road, Kochi
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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?
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?
If tenosynovitis is not treated, the tendon may become permanently restricted or it may tear (rupture). The affected joint can become stiff. Infection in the tendon may spread to other places in the body, which could be serious and threaten the affected limb.