DeQuervains Syndrome and Numbness, Orthopedic Surgeon no help, will Icing help?

by RIta

About seven months ago, I went to an Orthopedic Surgeon with wrist pain and was diagnosed with DeQuervain's Syndrome.

He gave me a cortisone injection (extremely painful) and the pain went away, but it has now come back.

Taking Advil doesn't seem to work and the doctor suggested I come in again for another injection, which I really don't want to do.

The pain seems to be weather related (the day before rain it really hurts). It is a repetitive injury as I do a lot of typing and computer work in my job, but now both wrists are hurting and I don't know what to do.

Would cold treatments help? Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Rita.

Absolutely, learning How To Reduce Inflammation, and Ice Dipping as described, can help.

DeQuervain's is a fancy term for thumb tendonitis.

Tendonitis can show up most anywhere in the body.

What Is Tendonitis?

So you have a progressive Pain Causing Dynamic of increasing tightness and pain.

A very predictable pattern.

It's not surprising the Corticosteroid Injection didn't help for very long. They sometimes reduce pain for a while, but they don't 'fix' anything because they don't address all the other factors that go into the Tendonitis dynamic.

Ice Dipping gets irritant and waste product and pain enhancing chemical out of your tissue, and then the body pushes in lots of new blood and nutrition.

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