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What is the treatment for de quervain's disease other than surgery ?

i had a surgical release of a tendon 3 years ago, but the pain has come back and I am having physiotherapy and steroid injections could you please advised me what else is available or whether surgery is an option again for me?
Tue, 16 Aug 2011
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With steroid injections most patients will find cure in 12 to 18 months. If there is no relief still, surgery can be attempted for relief although nerve damage in tat area is a common complication. Nowadays Cold laser treatment is finding success in causing great relief. You can discuss this with your Rheumatologist for further enquiry for what best suits your condition.
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What is the treatment for de quervain's disease other than surgery ?

Welcome to Healthcare Magic With steroid injections most patients will find cure in 12 to 18 months. If there is no relief still, surgery can be attempted for relief although nerve damage in tat area is a common complication. Nowadays Cold laser treatment is finding success in causing great relief. You can discuss this with your Rheumatologist for further enquiry for what best suits your condition.