De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Rehabilitation

Effective rehabilitation for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis with Powerball

Whether you’re searching for a non-surgical procedure for the relief of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, or you simply wish to reduce your recovery time following surgery you’ve had for the condition, you’ll find the soothing, progressive resistance generated by a spinning Powerball to be the perfect solution to even the very worst symptoms. Read on and discover how over 4 million people worldwide have already benefited from following Powerball’s physio designed recovery and strengthening programs.

Symptoms & Causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful and highly debilitating condition which originates from one or both tendons connecting the thumb to the forearm muscles as they pass out through the wrist joint. It is generally brought on by over-use of the thumb during any repetitive gripping action or simply from a blow to the hand/thumb area which causes the tendons to become inflamed and irritated. Drummers suffer particularly badly, as do players of all types of racquet sports & gardeners too – albeit anyone, of any age can be affected. The condition is far more common in women than men (10-1) and is particularly prevalent during pregnancy.

Symptoms include;

  • pain centred around the base of the thumb directly over both tendons;
  • Soreness when straightening, extending the thumb or pinching things;
  • Swelling & stiffness of the thumb and wrist area

How Powerball Rehabilitates De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

You need to keep in mind that there are no real muscles in the hand. When you close your fingers while gripping something, 99% of the work is done by two large muscles in your forearms called the flexor and extensor. These 2 muscles are connected directly to your fingers and thumb by tough, inflexible rope like tissue called tendons which themselves are enclosed in tubes called tendon sheaths. Keeping those sheaths well lubricated is key to preventing inflammation of the tendons during any form of repetitive gripping movement (typing, drumming, pulling weeds etc). Plus, keeping them lubricated will also help to significantly reduce pain and inflammation if you’re already suffering from an RSI condition (such as De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis).

And how do you keep them lubricated?

This is where Powerball comes in. The inside of the tendon sheath is coated with a fluid called ‘synovial fluid’. When you’ve been sitting stationary all day at your computer, tapping the keys with your fingers but not moving the arms much (and often in a poor seated posture), there isn’t a whole lot going on inside those sheaths…the synovial fluid is like your car’s engine when it starts in the morning, it’s sticky and viscous when ‘cold’ but wonderfully fluid when it gets warm, allowing everything to glide easily and without friction…in this case, your finger tendons, allowing them slide easily inside their sheaths with zero friction and thus, zero inflammation.

Picking up and spinning Powerball for just 2-3 minutes (even for just 60 seconds) significantly enhances blood flow through the entire arm. Plus, it will really warm up that synovial fluid and get those tendons in your fingers slipping and sliding beautifully, regardless of whether you’re drumming or going to pick 250 weeds or spending the next 3 hours tapping the keys as you type an essay – the risk of inflammation will be reduced to virtually zero.

Reducing Rehabilitation times

Whether you’ve got De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis or are in the process of recovering from surgery for the condition, then there is nothing (absolutely nothing) that will bring relief and recovery to inflamed/damaged tissue faster than blood flow; blood brings with it lots of collagen healing nutrients and, more importantly, drives plenty of rich oxygen to the damaged tendon. Following Powerball’s physio created exercise and recovery program also helps to bring increased flexibility to the muscle tissue which in turn allows for greater pain free range of motion in the fingers and wrist, all of which combine to help heal this RSI condition by up to 70% faster than if you were simply to sit around and wait for the inflammation to reduce on its own.


10 key reasons you’ll love Powerball:

  • Speeds recovery and brings rapid relief to RSI pain
  • Strengthens muscles & tendons in the entire upper limb
  • Reduces RSI rehabilitation times dramatically
  • Small in size, can be carried anywhere and is simple to use
  • Reduces inflammation through enhanced blood flow
  • Builds significant wrist & grip strength
  • Produces 100% non-impact isometric resistance
  • Recommended by doctors and physiotherapists
  • Low cost shipping with a 100% money back guarantee
  • Trusted by customers worldwide since 1998


Physio Approved. Customer Tested.

  • Approved by doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors
  • Soothing and highly engaging to use
  • 1000’s of five-star reviews
  • Over 4 million sold worldwide

Related Pages:

Wrist Pain page

Carpal Tunnel page

Wrist Tendonitis page

Blog – Main Causes of Wrist Pain


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Watch Exercises

Practice these short, physio-designed rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.

Follow Guidelines

Extensive, easy to follow exercise guidelines to help with your rehab and strengthening.

Week 1:
An initial workout of 3 x 30 seconds spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days. Use your first session to establish the RPM at which you are challenged but can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.
Week 2: 3 x 30 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
Week 3:3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days
Week 4: 3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.

Initial spin speed is determined by your personal strength and fitness level as well as whether you’re using the ball to rehabilitate a pre-existing injury or to help build muscle strength - always begin conservatively until you fully establish the spin speed at which your muscles are being challenged yet can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.

Progress is achieved by increasing duration and spin speed in conjunction with a regular exercise schedule. Should you experience any discomfort while exercising with Powerball® or Powerspin®, speak to your doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioner to get the best advice and support.

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