Do This Simple Test to Check for Tendonitis

Playing Can You Easily Test Yourself for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis?

Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon, and the wrist is a location it can often occur. Plastic surgeon expert Dr. Andrew Ordon demonstrates how to test for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis, tendonitis of the wrist. The test is called the Finkelstein test and it is done by placing your thumb inside a fist. If you have a sharp pain around the wrist, you could have de Quervain's Tenosynovitis.

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Chiropractor expert Dr. Bryan Abasolo explains any kind of condition that ends in "itis" indicates an inflammation. An inflammation of a tendon can occur in many different spots in the body. Tendons are the attachment or connection between muscles and bones and with tenosynovitis, it's not just the tendon that is inflamed but also the sheath that covers it and keeps it lubricated.

Dr. Absolo says he has had success using chiropractic adjustments of extremities to treat tendonitis. He says deep tissue laser therapy could also help as well as using ice. Physical therapy may also be a treatment option. 

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Dr. Ordon notes resting the overused body part that are causing pain is also important, to give it time to heal. Steroid injections may also help if the issue does not resolve on its own.

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