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What is Tenosynovitis?

Tenosynovitis is a term used to describe tissue damage, inflammation, or irritation of the synovial sheathe around a tendon. The synovial sheathe is a thin layer of tissue that surrounds a tendon. Common areas include the wrist and thumb, fingers, elbow tendons (similar to tennis elbow and golfer's elbow), or even the Achilles tendon.

What are common symptoms for tenosynovitis?

Key features of tenosynovitis include:

  1. Pain: Individuals with tenosynovitis may experience pain in the affected area, especially during movement of the associated joint.

  2. Swelling: Inflammation of the synovium can lead to swelling around the affected tendon.

  3. Tenderness: The area where the affected tendon is located may be tender to the touch.

  4. Reduced Range of Motion: The inflammation and swelling can limit the normal range of motion of the affected joint.

  5. Crepitus: In some cases, individuals may notice a creaking or cracking sound (crepitus) when moving the affected joint.

How is Tenosynovitis Treated by a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic treatment of tenosynovitis is similar to tendonitis and targets reducing inflammation initially. This can be done with a variety of techniques. Electronic stimulation, manual therapies, taping, dry needling are all ways in the office to reduce inflammation and improve symptoms. Chiropractic adjusting around the area can be helpful as well to improve mobility around the area. Rehabilitation exercises are also utilized to improve strength and function and also reduce symptoms

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