De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Rehabilitation

Effective rehabilitation for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis with Powerball

Whether you’re searching for a non-surgical procedure for the relief of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, or you simply wish to reduce recovery time post-surgery for the condition, you’ll find the soothing, progressive resistance generated by a spinning Powerball to be the perfect solution to even the very worst symptoms. Read on and discover how over 4 million people worldwide have already benefited from following Powerball’s physio designed recovery and strengthening programs.

Reducing Rehabilitation times

There is nothing (absolutely nothing) that will bring relief and recovery from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis faster than increased blood flow in the damaged/inflamed tendons of the thumb which sit at the root of this debilitating condition.

All tissue in your body (muscles, tendons etc.) is made up of collagen – and your blood is loaded with rich, collagen healing nutrients and oxygen, both of which are vital to the fast recovery of damaged tissue. Therefore it’s very important to deliver as much blood directly into areas of inflammation as quickly and efficiently as possible following injury.

Following Powerball’s physio created exercise and recovery program is a highly effective way to achieve this while also helping to bring increased flexibility to the muscle tissue. This, in turn, allows for a greater pain-free range of motion in the fingers and wrist, all of which combines to help heal this painful RSI condition by up to 70% faster than if you were to simply sit around and wait for the inflammation to reduce unassisted.

How Powerball Rehabilitates De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

You need to keep in mind that there are no real muscles in the hand. When you close your fingers while gripping something, 99% of the work is done by two large muscles in your forearms called the flexor and extensor. These two muscles are connected directly to your fingers and thumb by tough, inflexible rope-like tissue called tendons which themselves are enclosed in tubes called tendon sheaths.

Keeping those sheaths well lubricated is the key to preventing inflammation of the tendons during any form of repetitive gripping movement (typing, drumming, pulling weeds etc). Plus, keeping them lubricated will also help to significantly reduce pain and inflammation if you’re already suffering from an RSI condition (such as De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis).

And how do you keep them lubricated?

This is where Powerball comes in. The inside of the tendon sheath is coated with a fluid called ‘synovial fluid’. When you’ve been sitting stationary all day at your computer, tapping the keys with your fingers but not moving the arms around much (and often while seated with poor posture), there isn’t a whole lot going on inside those sheaths…the synovial fluid is like your car’s engine oil when it starts in the morning; all sticky and viscous when ‘cold’ but wonderfully fluid when it gets warm, allowing everything to slide and glide and without friction…in this case, your finger tendons, allowing them to slide easily inside their sheaths with zero friction and thus, zero inflammation.

Increase Blood flow

Picking up and spinning Powerball for just 2-3 minutes (even for just 60 seconds) significantly enhances blood flow through the entire arm, delivering healing nutrients and oxygen aplenty. Plus, it will really warm up that synovial fluid and get those tendons in your fingers slipping and sliding beautifully, regardless of whether you’re drumming, picking weeds or spending the next 3 hours tapping the keys for an essay – the risk of inflammation will be reduced to virtually zero resulting in a happy, pain free hand.

Symptoms & Causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful and highly debilitating condition which originates from one or both tendons connecting the thumb to the forearm muscles as they pass out through the wrist joint. It is generally brought on by overuse of the thumb during any repetitive gripping action or simply from a blow to the hand/thumb area which causes the tendons to become inflamed and irritated. Drummers suffer particularly badly, as do players of all types of racquet sports & gardeners too – albeit anyone, of any age, can be affected. The condition is far more common in women than men (10-1) and is particularly prevalent during pregnancy.

Symptoms include;

  • pain centred around the base of the thumb directly over both tendons;
  • Soreness when straightening, extending the thumb or pinching things;
  • Swelling & stiffness of the thumb and wrist area

Why Powerball?

  • Cuts rehab times
  • Cures & prevents RSIs
  • Increases wrist flexibility
  • Builds wrist & grip strength
  • Strengthens muscles & tendons
  • Repairs scarred tissues
  • Increases blood flow
  • Non-impact – Isometric resistance exercise
  • Physio wrist rehab exercises
  • Physio wrist rehab programmes




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Related Pages:

Wrist Pain page

Carpal Tunnel page

Wrist Tendonitis page

Blog – Main Causes of Wrist Pain


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