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How Psychologists Help Fibromyalgia Patients | Central Chiropractor

About 30% of people with fibromyalgia experience nervousness, depression, or some form of mood disturbance. Researchers have not yet determined whether fibromyalgia causes these conditions or vice versa, but what has become clear is that when your psychological state succumbs to your physical pain, your pain gets stronger. That's why your physician may recommend you seek a psychiatrist, psychologist, or a counselor.

How can mental and emotional support help with fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a complex condition. Its symptoms will often impact your life in a way that transcend pain and are varied. The pain and fatigue alone could be sufficient to negatively alter your lifestyle, thus affecting your mood. To take control of your symptoms, you may have to have a multi-disciplinary strategy, incorporating psychology, physical therapy, and medications, to help provide overall relief from all fibromyalgia symptoms.

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De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis - El Paso Chiropractor
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Tendonitis is a medical term used to describe irritation, inflammation, and swelling of a tendon, mostly felt where these fibrous bands attach to the bone. There are many tendons found on the body and when a tendon is used constantly, such as those located on the wrist, they may eventually become inflamed and tendonitis may develop.

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, or wrist tendonitis, is a condition caused when the synovium and tendons, found around the base of the thumb and wrist, become irritated, swollen, and inflamed. The condition often results from complications of the tendons which control the movements of the thumb and wrist.

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is mostly diagnosed within the 30-50-year-old age group and most often occurs in women. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, as with other types of tendonitis, is caused by overuse of the wrist. This condition frequently develops in new mothers, as the motion of the wrist when picking up a baby may begin to cause irritation to the surrounding tendons. It can also develop in individuals who constantly use a hammer, gardeners, skiers, and/or people who play racquet sports. In our modern day, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis may also occur in people who excessively use their thumbs while texting and gaming.

The most common signs and symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis are local tenderness and gradual to instant pain on the thumb side of the wrist, radiating up to the forearm. The pain from this type of tendinitis may feel worse when using the thumb to grasp an object or while twisting the wrist. Furthermore, the inflammation and swelling around the area of the thumb can greatly limit mobility, making everyday activities difficult to engage in.


By Dr. Alex Jimenez

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