Perhaps the most important self-care advice for De Quervain’s syndrome is to avoid as much as possible offending postures and activities of the thumb.
Once present, De Quervain’s syndrome (De Quervain’s disease) can be challenging to resolve, but manual therapy treatment can be very beneficial.
Assessment / Diagnosis for De Quervain’s syndrome is done by a special orthopedic assessment test procedure known as Finklestein’s Test.
De Quervain’s syndrome is caused by overuse of the thumb, specifically the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis muscles.
Self-care for chronic inversion ankle sprain involves strengthening the associated musculature: the fibularis (peroneal) muscles.
Manual therapy treatment for an acute inversion ankle sprain is aimed at decreasing swelling and inflammation and relieving associated muscle spasming.
When an inversion sprain is acute, the typical signs and symptoms are pain and swelling (inflammation) in the lateral ankle near the lateral malleolus.
The ankle is the most commonly sprained joint in the human body. An ankle sprain is a traumatic injury that results in tearing of ligaments of the joint.
Self-care for the client/patient during the acute stage of an adductor strain (groin pull) is RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Once chronic, manual therapy for an adductor strain is geared toward decreasing muscle tightness, myofascial trigger points, and fascial adhesions.