Tenosynovitis Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is tenosynovitis?

Tendons are structures of cartilage that connect muscle to bone. Tenosynovitis occurs when the layer/tunnel around the tendon becomes inflamed. Causes include overuse or repetitive strain on the tendon.

Symptoms of tenosynovitis

  • Joint pain

  • Finger pain

  • Pain in the knuckles or finger joints

  • I use my hands a lot at work - holding babies, writing, typing

  • Difficulty moving the joint(s)

Questions your doctor may ask to check for tenosynovitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose tenosynovitis

  • Do you have any joint pain?

  • Do you have finger pain?

  • Do you have pain in the knuckles or finger joints?

  • Do you use your hands a lot, such as writing, typing or holding a small child daily?

  • Are your joints stiff and difficult to move?

Treatment for tenosynovitis

Most cases can be managed with rest with a splint, or painkillers. Steroid injections to the area can help to relieve inflammation. Severe cases may require surgery.

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