The wrist is one of the most common sites for this injury. Involving the tendon sheath. The sheath is the connective tissue structure surrounding the tendon itself. The sheath allows the tendon to slide efficiently without damage. The symptoms are local pain, swelling and tenderness with weakness and stiffness arising later. The cause is most likely a repetitious activity related to either occupation or sports. Disease processes like arthridities and infection can also lead to tenosynovitis. This injury most commonly occurs in the middle age group.
Recommended non-pharmaceutical management.
1) Rest- by way of avoiding those activities that exacerbate.
2) Local ice application.
3) physiotherapy exercises for stiffness and weakness.
4) Always follow the advice of your treating health professional.