Those who spend hours working on a computer in an office everyday, play a lot of table tennis during leisure times or intensively practise the piano can quickly develop tendon sheath inflammation (tendovaginitis) on the wrist. Piercing pain in underarm and hand movements, grating and grinding of the affected tendon as well as redness and swelling are typical symptoms of tenosynovitis.
Tenosynovitis due to excess strain
Tendons are the connections between muscles and bones. They are surrounded by loose connective tissues – the so called tendon sheath. Wrong posture and unaccustomed, long or monotonous strain on individual muscle groups can trigger tenosynovitis. However smaller injuries such as contusions are also possible causes. The painful disorder most commonly affects the tendons of the arms, which are – for instance – overstrained when writing or through manual activities. In athletes, on the other hand, the Achilles tendon on the foot is commonly affected.
Prevent recurring tenosynovitis
If the doctor has determined tenosynovitis, the affected body part is usually rested and immobilised. Bandages such as the Manu ComforT Stable stabilise the wrist and can be comfortably worn for longer periods due to their temperature-regulating material. Intensive follow-up treatment is particularly important. Specific gymnastic exercises and changes in work processes, both professionally and in leisure time, can prevent tenosynovitis from recurring and becoming chronic.