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 recovery time post-surgery 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.
Reducing Rehabilitation times
There is nothing (absolutely nothing) that will bring relief and recovery from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis faster than increased blood flow in the damaged/inflamed tendons of the thumb which sit at the root of this debilitating condition.
All tissue in your body (muscles, tendons etc.) is made up of collagen – and your blood is loaded with rich, collagen healing nutrients and oxygen, both of which are vital to the fast recovery of damaged tissue. Therefore it’s very important to deliver as much blood directly into areas of inflammation as quickly and efficiently as possible following injury.
Following Powerball’s physio created exercise and recovery program is a highly effective way to achieve this while also helping to bring increased flexibility to the muscle tissue. This, in turn, allows for a greater pain-free range of motion in the fingers and wrist, all of which combines to help heal this painful RSI condition by up to 70% faster than if you were to simply sit around and wait for the inflammation to reduce unassisted.
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 two 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 the 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 around much (and often while seated with poor posture), there isn’t a whole lot going on inside those sheaths…the synovial fluid is like your car’s engine oil when it starts in the morning; all sticky and viscous when ‘cold’ but wonderfully fluid when it gets warm, allowing everything to slide and glide and without friction…in this case, your finger tendons, allowing them to slide easily inside their sheaths with zero friction and thus, zero inflammation.
Increase Blood flow
Picking up and spinning Powerball for just 2-3 minutes (even for just 60 seconds) significantly enhances blood flow through the entire arm, delivering healing nutrients and oxygen aplenty. 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, picking weeds or spending the next 3 hours tapping the keys for an essay – the risk of inflammation will be reduced to virtually zero resulting in a happy, pain free hand.
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 overuse 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.
pain centred around the base of the thumb directly over both tendons;
Soreness when straightening, extending the thumb or pinching things;
DE QUERVAINS TENOSYNIVITIS
CAUSING WEAKNESS & PAIN FOR YOUR DRUMMING?
I’m a drummer who was suffering with De Quervains Tenosynivitis. Since I started using Powerball®, I have found that my symptoms have dramatically improved. Not only has it been a huge help to me when playing the drums, but in every day situations at work, I notice a huge difference in the way my wrists feel.
While drumming before I started using Powerball® my wrists would feel tired and give me a numb/pins & needles sensation from my wrist to the end of my thumb, leading me to believe I might drop my drumsticks. Since I started warming up with Powerball® before I practice, however, all tiredness and tingling have disappeared. I’m so happy I purchased this product.
Emily Jacklin, Lincolnshire, UK.
SEVERE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
“When I was 24, I started feeling an acute pain in my right wrist especially when I tried to exercise. My doctor told me I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and would need surgery.
I started looking for other forms of exercise that could help with my problem and purchased a Powerball®. After a few months of use, the numbness in my fingers decreased a lot. It’s now been 3 years since I’m using Powerball® and the numbness has disappeared. I recently started climbing and can feel a huge difference – before Powerball® I couldn’t open a bottle of soda with my right hand and now I climb on the wall almost without problems, thank you guys!”
Razvan Turcase, Timis, Romania
ACHES, PAINS AND 'CLICKING' IN THE WRIST?
I’m a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who also enjoys rock climbing. 7 years ago I fractured my distal radius, as well as damaging the TFCC of my right wrist. After doing some basic rehab on myself, I was able to continue working but experienced regular aching, pain and clicking in my right wrist.
Then I tried Powerball®. After the first week, I noticed definite improvement in how my injured wrist felt and now use it to maintain strength and range-of-motion of both of my wrists and hands. As a physiotherapist, I can appreciate the way Powerball® helps my hand strength and endurance and targets imbalances I have developed in my forearm muscles from working and climbing – the fact that I can exercise these with no compression through my wrists is massively beneficial.
Brett Winks, Gold Coast, Australia.
You will notice a difference in days.
“The repetitive movements of tennis regularly result in wrist, elbow and shoulder strains. 3 years ago one of our players began using a Powerball to help rehabilitate a wrist injury. I was highly sceptical about what this spinning ball could do and so was well surprised when it helped greatly speed their recovery. Since then we’ve been using Powerball for both rehabilitation and strengthening of our player’s arms and wrists.
It takes a little practice to get the movement right but once you perfect the technique and follow a simple programme you will definitely notice a positive difference in days.”
Frans Beckengret, Head Coach, Rutgers Tennis Academy
CARPAL TUNNEL FROM COMPUTER USE?
4 years ago, I started a desk job that involved typing and using a mouse all day. Within a few months, I had shooting wrist pain from RSI and knew I needed to do something to avoid long-term health issues.
After some intense Internet searching, it seemed I could hold off a doctor’s visit and more expensive treatment by improving my wrist strength so I bought Powerball® and started using it during free moments at work. I found that when I start to feel a little tension in my wrists, a few minutes with Powerball® at low speed relieved discomfort immediately. 4 years on and no complications from repetitive stress or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – I owe the fact that I’m not wearing a brace to Powerball®.
Andrew Howe, Philadelphia, USA
TENDINITIS IN THE HAND PREVENTING YOUR WORK?
I’m 49 years old and work in a dialysis clinic where I must make a lot of accurate wrist movements from left to right and right to left many times daily. 7 years ago, I developed severe tendinitis and a cyst in my right hand.
I had surgery to remove the cyst but couldn’t cure the tendinitis. I went to a lot of doctors for rehabilitation but none of them could help me to get back to work. Then my son told me about Powerball® and I couldn’t let go of this little ball. It took me just 4 weeks of using Powerball® to get better and return to work. I’ve been using Powerball® from that day and haven’t had tendinitis again. Thanks for giving me my wrist back.
Jorge Rizzetto, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
WEAK WRIST AFTER A BREAK?
I am a cycling instructor and travel everywhere by bicycle, so when I broke my wrist in a fall from my bike, I was devastated. Thankfully, A&E were able to manipulate my bones back into position without recourse to pins or plates.
A friend recommended Powerball® and I started with VERY gentle exercise for a couple of minutes, building up strength gradually. The physiotherapy I was given by the NHS was good but basic and my therapist was delighted with the progress I made as a result of Powerball®. My wrist is now back to almost full strength but I still use my Powerball®. I am amazed that something so simple can go from gentle exercise to really powerful exercise as the muscles and tendons start to regain their strength.
Jim Harwood, Cycling Instructor, Pembrokeshire, Wales
BROKEN BONE REHAB. NO PROBLEM.
Here I am getting ready to take on the ‘Hand’ Jackie Johnson, 13 weeks after I broke my humerus and had a 6in plate with 8 screws put in it. Thanks to the best rehabilitation tool out there, Powerball..! As A Physician Assistant I would recommend this to any of my patients with hand, wrist or arm injuries!
Alex Ross, Paris, TN, USA
Dr. Aidan W.D. Robinson, Rehabilitation Testimonial
My name is Aidan Robinson and I am a Chiropractor in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK.
For the past number of years, I have specialised in the treatment of disabled athletes and motorbike riders.
I find that Powerball works very efficiently to both strengthen grip and rehab arm conditions in both groups of sportsmen. Additionally, I find Powerspin to be highly beneficial for shoulder and upper back rehabilitation.
I personally use both products in my daily strength training sessions and have seen a measurable improvement in my workouts as a result.
Dr. Aidan W.D. Robinson, D.C., M.Sc (Chiro), MRCCSEF, CCEP
Extensive, easy to follow exercise guidelines to help with your rehab and strengthening.
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.