De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is inflammation of tendons on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb. These tendons include the extensor pollicis brevis and the abductor pollicis longus tendons. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis typically is associated with pain when the thumb is folded across the palm and the fingers are flexed over the thumb as the hand is pulled away from the involved wrist area. (This is referred to as the Finklestein sign.)
Treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis includes any combination of rest, splinting, ice, anti-inflammation medication, and/or cortisone injection. Surgery is only rarely necessary.
the pressure within the blood vessels. For example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension. 2) Stress, especially stress that is translated into clenched scalp muscles and bottled-up emotions or anxiety. This is the type of tension blamed for tension headaches.
- Tension pneumothorax
The accumulation of air under pressure in the pleural space. An imminent danger is that the lung will collapse under the pressure. In tension pneumothorax, what happens is that air enters the pleural cavity and is trapped there during expiration so the air pressure within the thorax mounts higher than atmospheric pressure, compresses the lung, […]
- Tension, arterial
The pressure of the blood within an artery, the arterial pressure. Also called the intra-arterial pressure. For example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension.
- Tension, intraocular
The pressure within the eye.
- Tension, intravenous
The pressure of the blood within a vein, the venous pressure.