De Quervains Tenosynovitis Physiotherapy in Brampton

Understanding De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis results from irritation of tendons located on the thumb side of the wrist, typically stemming from repetitive overuse and strain. Activities like texting, gaming, sports participation (such as tennis or golf), weightlifting, and even carrying a baby can provoke tendon irritation and subsequent inflammation, leading to increased pain.

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Symptoms

Common symptoms associated with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis include:

  • Pain localized around the base of the thumb and/or wrist
  • Discomfort or pain while gripping objects or pinching with the thumb
  • Thumb pain during lifting activities
  • Sensation of thumb locking with movement
  • Swelling and redness around the base of the thumb
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Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Treatment:

At Active Physiotherapy Brampton, our physiotherapists and chiropractors conduct comprehensive assessments to diagnose De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis accurately. Following diagnosis, a personalized treatment plan is crafted to address individual needs. Treatment modalities may encompass manual therapy, soft tissue release techniques, tailored stretches and strengthening exercises, acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound, and Kinesio taping. Additionally, education on proper wrist positioning during activities is provided to mitigate symptoms and prevent exacerbation.

Home Remedies

In conjunction with professional treatment, several home remedies can aid in managing De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis symptoms:

  • Application of ice to the affected area to alleviate pain and soreness
  • Avoidance of activities that exacerbate pain
  • Consistent performance of prescribed daily exercises to enhance range of motion and engage in stretching and strengthening routines
  • Utilization of a prescribed brace recommended by our physiotherapists or chiropractors to support and position the affected joints optimally

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