De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis! What a long and very technical name that is! But as long as the term is as long as the time you’ve put on to acquire such a debilitating thumb ache!
Increased computer and mobile phone use and video gaming on consoles, controllers, and keyboards have become increasingly popular. It allows us to connect from people and places near and far, as well as get the chance to enjoy innovations and technology first hand. But as much as these can give you the fun and enjoyment is as much as you risk yourself from getting a Gamer’s Thumb, especially if you get to stick to it for too long.
If you’re a gamer and you’re starting to feel some aching and tenderness at the outside of your wrist just below the base of your thumb, then it is likely that you’ve got yourself a Gamer’s Thumb. While doing some hand and thumb stretching and exercises, and taking regular breaks from gaming can help, using the Recovapro vibration therapy can boost it all up and help you tackle a Gamer’s Thumb more effectively.
A study proposed that the predisposing factor for the development of De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis, or the Gamer's Thumb, is the naturally small size of the involved muscles with inadequate blood supply. Exercise may provide sufficient blood to these muscles but combining it with Recovapro’s vibration therapy can greatly enhance blood flow and so provides various benefits:
The goal of treatment for Gamer’s Thumb is to break the thickening that formed within the tendon sheath. Here’s exactly how to use a massage gun for Gamer’s Thumb:
If the spot is still tender to touch, icing can be done before massage gun application to minimize discomfort and allow for deeper pressure and more effective mobilization.
Warning–avoid applying too much pressure at a spot just above the wrist on the outer side to avoid pressing on the nerves and blood vessels that pass through the “anatomical snuffbox.”