Pain can really put a damper on things. One big “pain” in the upper extremity is called De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. It is inflammation of the tendons near your thumb. This can be quite painful and you’re likely to feel pulling and pain every time you move your wrist or try to grip or make a fist. It can prevent you from working or doing the things at home that you love. Pain occurs when inflammation occurs around the thumb and makes if uncomfortable to move. If so, ice can be used to take the inflammation down but the problem will come back unless you find a solution to what is making the thumb swell.
This injury can happen because of repetitive work movements, sports, cooking. Even musicians can start getting pain because of the repetitive movements while playing an instrument.
Treatment normally can take four to six weeks, but can sometimes be longer if your job requires you to continue to do repetitive movements of the wrist and hand.
If you have tried drugs, wrist braces and ice and it still hurts, you may want to call our Redwood City Chiropractor for an appointment. We can help.