Tenosynovitis occurs when a tendon is injured or irritated or the sheath is injured causing restricted movement pain and swelling.
The tissue that attaches muscles to a bone is called a tendon. Tendons slide through a tunnel called the tendon sheath.
Tenosynovitis can affect any area of your body but it typically occurs in wrists, hands and feet. Some types of tenosynovitis include:
The method of treatment used will depend on what area of your body is affected and how long you have had tenosynovitis.
- Anti-inflammatory medications may help decrease swelling and pain
- Splitting or a brace may provide support and help rest the area
- Steroid injections to reduce swelling
In severe cases your consultant may recommend surgery.