Joined: 14 Apr 2007
Location: University of Limerick
|Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:56 am Post subject: Injury 1: De Quervains Tendonitis/Tenosynovitis of Thumb
|It would be useful to stick up as much info as possible in the Miscellaneous section on whatever weightlifting-related injuries people have struggled with, ideally with a view towards making the progression of serious injuries less likely.
Here is some of what we found about this:
Symptoms, self diagnosis, possible treatments:
Self diagnosis video:
Surgery - De Quervains Release:
An overuse injury, can be caused by spending a lot of time with the hand held in or moving to awkward positions
Possible causes in weightlifting:
Only going on the opinion of one physio who had seen it before, but opinion was that it could have been:
1) either lifting off the floor with a slightly flexed wrist, or
2)a repetitive strain injury from the hook grip (similar to the test, isnt it), particulary in the snatch. The second explanation seems more likely.
Heard from this same physio that. after cortisone injections/surgery, thorough rehab was a good idea. One exercise she found useful was sitting in a chair, using a light band secured under the foot on the floor,
let the forearm lie resting on the leg, wrist hanging over. Perform the eccentric portion of a wrist curl (palm facing down), with the thumb and wrist held in ulnar deviation (away from thumb). There is a lot of stuff available on the web about eccentrics in rehab from tendonitis.....
I would reccommend going to a proper physio/osteo/phys therapist, though and not relying just on this info.
Hope this helps someone down the line, we should try and keep this going