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How Does a Splint Help de Quervain’s Synovitis? - Brace Direct

What is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis and How Can A Splint Help?

Understanding De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sheaths (tunnels) that house the tendons leading to the thumb. This inflammation results in pain and swelling on the thumb side of the wrist. Many times this syndrome is known by other names.

  • Wrist DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Washerwoman's sprain
  • DeQuervain’s Tendonitis
  • DeQuervain’s syndrome
  • Gamer's thumb
  • BlackBerry thumb
  • Texting thumb
  • Mother's wrist
  • Mommy thumb
  • Designer's thumb
  • Radial styloid tenosynovitis
  • De Quervain disease
  • De Quervain tendinopathy
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis

Causes of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain's is sometimes called Gamer's Thumb - Brace Direct

Overuse: Repetitive thumb motions, such as gaming, typing, or certain sports, can strain the tendons.

Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and fluid retention during pregnancy can contribute to inflammation.

Rheumatoid Conditions: Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory conditions are at a higher risk.

Repetitive Motion: Activities that involve repetitive wrist and thumb movements can lead to this condition.

How a Splint Can Help De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

A splint serves several key purposes in managing De Quervain's Tenosynovitis:

  • • Immobilization: It restricts movement of the thumb and wrist, giving the inflamed tendons time to rest and heal.
  • • Pain Reduction: By limiting motion, a splint can significantly reduce pain.
  • • Swelling Management: Immobilization helps decrease swelling in the affected area.
  • • Functional Support: Splints are designed to allow some degree of hand functionality, enabling users to perform daily tasks with less discomfort.

Splint Options for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Brace Direct Mini Thumb Spica Splint

When considering a splint for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, it's important to choose one that offers both comfort and effective support:

Brace Direct Mini Thumb Spica: Compact and versatile, designed for thumb support and stabilization. Adjustable for a comfortable fit and made with durable, comfortable materials.

Brace Direct Universal Thumb Stabilizer Splint: Offers comprehensive wrist and thumb support, with an adjustable design for a custom fit and comfort for long-term use.

Breg Universal Thumb Spica: Neoprene splint for optimal support and comfort, with an adjustable design for a snug fit, providing effective relief from pain and inflammation.

Incorporating the right splint into your treatment plan can significantly enhance recovery outcomes for those suffering from De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate type of splint based on the severity of your condition and lifestyle needs.

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