Thumb tendonitis and Chiropractic

Tendonitis of the tendons of the thumb is a common complaint in people who work with their hands or who play sports that use a racket.
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons and causes the tendons to swell and a thickening of the tendon sheath. The condition of trigger finger is essentially tendonitis of the tendons of the fingers. Thickening of the tendons causes the tendons to catch and may cause them to click as the fingers or thumb are extended.
In tendonitis of the thumb, use of the wrist usually becomes increasingly painful and there may be swelling over the area of the thumb tendons. It may also be possible to press on tender areas of the thumb tendons. The condition may get worse until the thumb is not able to be moved.
In Chiropractic management of thumb tendonitis and trigger finger the most effective technique is myofascial release. Myofascial release techniques target the inflammed, thickened tendons and help to reduce thickening and pain in the tendons. Additionally, ice and wrapping the wrist help to alleviate the condition. Rest from the aggrevating activity also help to speed healing time.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years Chiropractic experience. His practice focus is back pain, neck pain, whiplash and sports injuries including tendonitis of the thumb.

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