Stenosing Tenosynovitis of the Styloid Process of the Radius

Occupation often is a factor in diseases of the tendon sheath, due to friction of the tendon against the sheath, causing a traumatic inflammation. The most frequent abnormalities encountered in acupuncture are: stenosing tenosynovitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Points:

Tender points (ashi points).

Prescription:

0.5 cc. of 5% cortisone acetate, plus 1 cc. of 1% procaine.

Injectable material is injected into tender points. Treat once every 2 to 7 days.

Notes:

This is a nonbacterial inflammation involving the tendons of the extensor pollicis longus and brevis. Symptoms are pain, tenderness of the radial side of the wrist, and weakness of the thumb. When the clenched fist is bent toward the ulnar bone, pain at the styloid process of the radius is felt.

Soaking the hands in hot water, massage, and exercising the fingers are advisable. In the late stage with marked snapping, surgery may be applied to free the tendon.

Source: The Treament of 100 Common Diseases by New Acupuncture, Medicine and Health Publishing Company

        

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