OA and..

dizzyme2
dizzyme2 Member Posts: 6
edited 29. Jun 2013, 14:17 in Living with Arthritis archive
beginning of this year i got diagnosed OA in my right wrist....i had x-rays and 4 blood test...after waking up with a mild pain in my right wrist couple days later my hand swollen like a balloon i went to our [email protected] department.
I had a Hand specialist ( Consultant ) a couple weeks after that. He things that there is also a '' Quervains tendonsynovitis '' does anyone know if this is related to OA ? The Consultant said hes more concerned about my Tendonsynovitis then OA.

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  • lizzieuk1
    lizzieuk1 Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The de quervains is idiopathic ie no known cause but I think if you've go it active oa in the wrist then I guess the inflammation could have affected the tendon sheaths too. They do use steroid injections but effectiveness is a bit variable.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,736
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Dizzy

    Is he planning on treating the tenosynovitis then? I hope so I bet you are in a fair bit of pain :(

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dizzyme2
    dizzyme2 Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    lizzieuk1 wrote:
    The de quervains is idiopathic ie no known cause but I think if you've go it active oa in the wrist then I guess the inflammation could have affected the tendon sheaths too. They do use steroid injections but effectiveness is a bit variable.



    Lizzieuk1...By now my OA have moved to my knuckles and 2 of my Fingers. By my first check up i been told if not any better by the next check up i could have Injection. Second check up come along and was able to move my thumb and wrist a bit better so the consultant said i dont need Injection now but still see the Physio. Tablet wise it is Naproxen , Tramadol and paracetamol and ice pack's. I got
    myself down to just Paracetamol and rub Arnica cream on. Take a Tramadol when its real bad...The heat has gone but still swell's when its warm and Humid outside.
  • dizzyme2
    dizzyme2 Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Dizzy

    Is he planning on treating the tenosynovitis then? I hope so I bet you are in a fair bit of pain :(

    Love

    Toni xxx


    Toni....by my first check up he said i could have an Injection if not better next time..But it has improved a bit...so only Physio still...and oh YES it is much painful. Now the pulling starts its sort off a tickle pull very uncomfortable i had a Splint on for about 4 month.