360 NMT can assist de Quervain’s Syndrome by specifically treating the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis, as well as other contributing strained forearm muscles.
Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, 4th Edition, defines “De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the synovium of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons as they pass in their synovial sheath in a fibro-osseous tunnel at the level of the radial styloid. This is the most common radial-sided tendinopathy in sportspeople and occurs particularly with racquet sports, ten-pin bowlers, rowers, and canoeists. The left thumb of a right-handed golfer is particularly at risk because of the hyperabduction required during a golf swing. There is a local tenderness and swelling, which may extend proximally and distally along the course of the tendons.”
Brukner, Peter, and Karim Khan. Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine. North Ryde, N.S.W.: McGraw-Hill Education, 2011. 357+. Print.
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