What Are The Different Types Of Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis occurs when the tendons that is at the side of the hand at the base of the thumb become inflamed. It is a common injury that is usually caused by these tendons being repetitively strained. Those suffering from De Quervain’s tenosynovitis will typically suffer from discomfort in the wrist near the base of the thumb, they may also experience some discomfort whilst move the thumb.
Stenosing tenosynovitis is a form of tenosynovitis that primarily affects the fingers, usually the third finger, fourth finger or thumb. It can affect one finger or multiple fingers at once. Stenosing tenosynovitis is caused by localised swelling of the flexor tendons of the hand. When the tendons swell they can become too thick for the sheath that surrounds them.
What Causes Tenosynovitis
Tenosynovitis is a type of repetitive strain injury, it can be caused or exacerbated by repetitive motions of the fingers, hands, wrists or arms; tenosynovitis can occur anywhere in the body in any areas which are subject to repetitive movements. As such, job roles that involve a lot of repetitive movement are at particular risk.
Am I Likely to be Affected by Tenosynovitis?
Due to the repetitive nature of work in some industries some workplaces are more at risk from Tenosynovitis. Industries most as risk include:
- Assembly line workers
- Computer operators
- Construction workers
- Operators of heavy machinery or vibrating equipment
- Manual handling professionals
It is the responsibility of all employers to provide a safe working environment, and that any chance of injury is reduced as much as humanly possible.
Tenosynovitis is a common form of repetitive strain injury, and many adults have or will suffer from it at some point in their lives. Women are more likely to suffer from Stenosing tenosynovitis than men, and most incidences of tenosynovitis occur in middle aged or senior sufferers. Usually resting the affected area will stop the condition, however if the symptoms persist sufferers should seek medical help.
What Should I Do Now?
If you have been diagnosed with tenosynovitis, but you are not employed as one of the above, you should still speak with one of our Solicitors at Asons about filing an industrial disease claim today.
How Can Asons Solicitors Help?
We can provide assistance for a variety of Tenosynovitis claims. In talking to us you will receive the utmost care and attention whilst we deal with your Tenosynovitis claims and we’ll keep you updated along every step of the way.