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.

  • tendovaginitis

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.


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Cases per year

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

Diagnosis involves:

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