💥Shockwave Therapy for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
 
🎮Also know as “texting thumb” or “gamer’s thumb”, De Quervain’s Syndrome (stenosing tenosynovitis) is caused by repetitive movement of the thumb, leading to inflammation in the tendons (adductor pollicus longus and extensor pollicus brevis) and tendon sheath. This causes pain on the lateral side of your wrist beneath your thumb due to the increased friction between the sheath and tendons. If not treated, pain can extend the entire forearm or further into the wrist and thumb.

📝Studies show that shockwave therapy can be a safe and easy method for patients with de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis to minimize pain and restore hand grip function.

🟣During shockwave therapy, gentle impulses are sent to the area that needs treating, bringing new blood vessels into the damaged tendons to kickstart healing. We can see the syndrome resolve within about four to six shockwave sessions depending on length and severity of the condition. Recovery can be aided with exercise and massage.

📊A research article by Malliaropoulos et al. supports these findings, showing that with an individualized shockwave protocol pain was reduced and all patients found improvement. Variations in protocol based on each patients tolerance and response to treatment is the best way to treat tendinopathies with radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Malliaropoulos et al. 2016).



Malliaropoulos et al (2016) Radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of finger tenosynovitis (trigger digit). Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, (7), 143-151.
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We are closed tomorrow, April 14th and open again at 9 am Monday.

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Hurt yourself over this easter weekend and can’t get in to your chiropractor or RMT until Monday? Fear not !! Try this exercise to loosen up your muscles and relieve pain!

🐱🐮Cat-Cow Exercise  

⭐️Cat-cow is a common stretch used to warm up the body and move the spine. During this exercise, the spine is moved from a rounded position (flexion) through to an arched one (extension).

🧘🏼‍♀️Moving through gentle flexion and extension of the spine is beneficial to stretch out many muscles in the spine, neck, hips, and abdomen.

⭐️Improvements in posture and mobility are often seen with repeated practice of the cat-cow stretch.

💪🏻Muscles targeted through this stretch include hip flexors, abdominal muscles, trapezius, spinal erectors, and lower back muscles making it a great full-body mobility exercise.
 
How-to:
1️⃣ – set up in a tabletop pose with the knees stacked under the hips and hands under the shoulders. Relax the shoulders away from the ears and ensure you have a stable base.
2️⃣ – Start with “cow” pose by dropping the belly to the floor, tilting the pelvis anteriorly. Bring the gaze up towards the ceiling stretching the neck and upper back.
3️⃣ – Then rotate through to “cat” pose by pushing into the ground with the hands and rounding the back, dropping the head down between the arms. Think about pushing the mid back up to the sky and tucking the tailbone under in this position.
4️⃣ – cycle through the 2 positions about 6-8 times or until the body feels stretched out enough
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