Friday, October 30, 2009

Sakit tangan

Kan dulu saya pernah update pasal sakit di pergelangan tangan saya. Tak ingat?? tgk SINI.
Masa blogwalking aritu terjumpe 1 blog. Yg mana tuan punye blog pon sakit yg sama. Dan dia beruntung sebb suami seorang doktor..dn dpt carik apa nama sakit tu dlm buku medic dia. Tuan punya blog tu MAMANOA..Akhirnya saya tau jugak sy sakit ape..

Thanks to mamanoa. So saya mintak permission copy-paste information pasal disease ni di blog saya..utk tatapn kawan2 yg len dan utk rujukan saya. Takpe kan...Kalo x bagi saya remove le balik nanti huhuhuhu..

What Causes de Quervain's Disease?
Often, the cause is unknown, but overuse, a direct blow to the thumb, repetitive grasping, and certain inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can all trigger the disease. Gardening, racquet sports, and various workplace tasks may also aggravate the condition.


Who Gets de Quervain's Disease?
While anyone can get de Quervain's, it affects women eight to 10 times more often than men.


What Are the Symptoms of de Quervain's Disease?
Pain along the back of the thumb, directly over two thumb tendons, is common in de Quervain's. The condition can occur gradually or suddenly; in either case, the pain may travel into the thumb or up the forearm. Thumb motion may be difficult and painful, particularly when pinching or grasping objects. Some people also experience swelling and pain on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb. The pain may increase with thumb and wrist motion. Some people feel pain if direct pressure is applied to the area.
How Is de Quervain's Disease Diagnosed?
The test most frequently used to diagnose de Quervain's disease is the Finkelstein test. Your doctor will ask you to make a fist with your thumb placed in your palm. When the wrist is bent toward the outside, the swollen tendons are pulled through the tight space and stretched. If this movement is painful, you may have de Quervain's disease.

How Is de Quervain's Disease Treated?
Treatment usually involves wearing a splint 24 hours a day for four to six weeks to immobilize the affected area and refraining from any activities that aggravate the condition. Ice may be applied to reduce inflammation. If symptoms continue, your doctor may give you anti-inflammatory medication such as naproxen or ibuprofen or may inject the area with steroids to decrease pain and swelling. If de Quervain's disease does not respond to conservative medical treatment, surgery may be recommended.

Surgical release of the tight covering of the tendon eliminates the friction that causes inflammation, restoring the tendons' smooth gliding capability.

Surgery for de Quervain's disease is an outpatient procedure (no overnight hospitalization is required). After surgery, your doctor will recommend an exercise program to strengthen your thumb and wrist. Recovery times vary, depending on your age, general health, and how long the symptoms have been present.

In people whose disease has developed gradually, de Quervain's is usually more resistant to treatment. For these people, it may take longer to find relief.

Paham ke idak korang baca tak tau le saya..At least kita dapat le slightly idea about the disease kan..Next step, maybe gi jumpe doktor panel and ask about the disease..better print this info and bring along. Kalo tak sure doktor tu muka blurr je..then nk mintak referal letter utk pegi jumpe orthopedic..then baru bleh claim..kalo straight gi jumpe pakar w/o referal letter..sesen pon company x nak bayar. Kalo saya jenis yg byk duit x kisah le kan..huhuhuhu..

4 comments:

mamanoa said...

beb..sharing is caring....i like~~~kiter serupa...:)

Fazira Aziz said...

apash,u sure bukan u r not suffering from carpal tunnel? ira pun tak paham ape Quervain's disease tu. If it because of occupational, ur workstation must be ergonomic. Mcm letakkan padding utk ankle masa pgg mouse. kalo sakit jumpe la doc yer. get his advice atau pun pi berurut.. :)

Mama Qaseh said...

mamanoa : thanks eh..

Ira: Kalo carpal tunnel dia sakit sume jari rasanye..mcm aku sakit ni area ibujari jer..mcm dlm gambar tu..
Berurut pon dh..tapi x baik2 gak..
Aku sakit ni since preggy aritu..rasa bukn sbb pgg mouse ke ape..hhuhuhuh

zazap'z said...

woohoo..ku jua terkene De Quervain's tenosynoritis..dh p jumpe pakar orthopedic kt Pusrawi..kene buat fisioterapi sebyk 10x..tp br p 1 kali..uwaaa..bile nk baik cmni..