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De Quervain's Tenosynovitis and the Transformative Power of SoftWave Therapy

Published November 25th, 2023 by Dr. Sam Camarata

De Quervain's tenosynovitis, a condition often referred to as "Mommy Thumb" or "Gamer's Thumb," can be a painful and debilitating ailment affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you're experiencing this condition, you're likely well aware of the discomfort it can cause. The good news is that there's hope for relief and healing through an innovative treatment known as SoftWave Therapy at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness in North Chili of Rochester NY.

Understanding De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Before we delve into how SoftWave Therapy can help, let's take a closer look at De Quervain's tenosynovitis. This condition occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb become irritated or constricted. This can result in pain and swelling, making simple movements of the wrist and thumb a painful ordeal.

Causes and Symptoms

De Quervain's tenosynovitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive hand and wrist movements, overuse of the wrist and thumb, and even hormonal changes, which might explain why it's sometimes called "Mommy Thumb."

The symptoms of De Quervain's tenosynovitis are often unmistakable:


Pain is the most common and persistent symptom. It's usually felt on the thumb side of the wrist and can extend into the forearm.


Swelling at the base of the thumb may occur due to irritation and inflammation of the tendons.

Difficulty Moving the Thumb and Wrist: 

You might experience difficulty moving your thumb and wrist, especially when grasping objects or making a fist.

Catching or Snapping Sensation: 

Some individuals report a catching or snapping sensation when moving the thumb.

Traditional Treatments

Historically, treatment options for De Quervain's tenosynovitis have included rest, splinting, anti-inflammatory medications, and corticosteroid injections. While these methods can provide temporary relief, they often fall short in delivering long-lasting results. In some cases, surgery may be considered, but it's an invasive option that comes with inherent risks and downtime.

SoftWave Therapy: A Breakthrough Solution at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness

Enter SoftWave Therapy, a non-invasive, non-surgical, and medication-free approach to managing and resolving De Quervain's tenosynovitis. SoftWave Therapy utilizes advanced technology that harnesses the power of electrohydraulic supersonic acoustic waves to target and stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms.

Here's how SoftWave Therapy can make a difference for De Quervain's tenosynovitis:

Decreasing Pain and Inflammation: 

The gentle yet powerful waves generated by SoftWave Therapy can effectively reduce pain and inflammation associated with De Quervain's tenosynovitis. Many patients experience significant pain relief after just a few sessions.

Improved Blood Flow and Circulation: 

SoftWave Therapy promotes angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels. This improved circulation is vital for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the injured area, facilitating the body's natural healing processes.

Stem Cell Activation and Migration:

SoftWave Therapy activates and mobilizes stem cells to the injured tendons. These stem cells play a crucial role in repairing and regenerating damaged tissues, providing a path to long-term healing.

Enhanced Mobility and Function:

By reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair, SoftWave Therapy can help restore mobility and function to the thumb and wrist, allowing you to perform everyday tasks with ease.

Dr. Sam Camarata and SoftWave Therapy

At Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness, led by Dr. Sam Camarata, SoftWave Therapy has emerged as a game-changing solution for individuals dealing with De Quervain's tenosynovitis. Dr. Sam's expertise in SoftWave Therapy, coupled with a patient-centered approach, ensures that you receive the most effective and personalized care.

If you're tired of living with the pain and limitations caused by De Quervain's tenosynovitis, SoftWave Therapy offers new hope. Contact Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness today to explore how this innovative treatment can transform your life. You don't have to endure the discomfort of De Quervain's tenosynovitis when a non-invasive, effective solution is within reach.

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