Tenosynovitis or tendon sheath inflammation occurs when injuries to the tendons hamper the production of synovial fluid from the tendon sheath. Mostly athletes are susceptible to tenosynovitis. However, carpenters, plumbers and people who engage in activities that require continuous movement of the elbows and arms can also suffer from this condition. The common symptoms include joint swelling, joint stiffness, joint pain and redness of the skin that overlies the affected tendon. In most cases the tendons in the wrists, hands and feet are affected.
HOW IS TENOSYNOVITIS DIAGNOSED?
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an effective form of treatment for this condition.