Tenosynovitis is a painful condition. The hands, wrists, and feet are often affected. Common causes are injury, repetitive use, and infection.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected joint.
Treatment includes pain relievers, ice, and joint immobilization. In rare cases, treatment consists of corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, or surgery.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
More common in females
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Urgent medical attention recommended
Common for ages 50 and older