Hand Splint

T. Taylor

Dear Dr Bland

I have had the hand splint for over two weeks now. I have noted some improvement but am still getting pain across my right wrist.. Next step/advice?.


This was just the right hand we were talking about wasn't it - the one where I thought part of the problem might be De Quervain's tenosynovitis. I think the key questions are where exactly is the pain and has there been any tingling/pins and needles in the fingers? What exactly has improved? You can try Finkelstein's test for yourself - make a fist with the thumb inside the fingers and then try to bend the wrist towards the little finger side, keeping hold of the thumb. If that hurts at the opposite (thumb) side of the wrist that is a positive test for de Quervain's. If the main problem seems to be that rather than carpal tunnel then we can probably get you seen by the hand surgeons. JB

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