One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inflammation and swelling of a tendon, typically in the wrist, often caused by repetitive movements such as typing.
- ‘Each of these long tendons has a lubricated synovial sheath, which can become inflamed and painful in the condition of tenosynovitis.’
- ‘Tenosynovitis is caused by inflammation of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.’
- ‘Nonspecific flexor tenosynovitis is the most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.’
- ‘Splinting the wrist at a neutral angle helps to decrease repetitive flexion and rotation, thereby relieving tenosynovitis.’
- ‘Ibuprofen is a safe and effective anti-inflammatory drug frequently used to treat transient tenosynovitis.’
Late 19th century: from Greek tenōn ‘tendon’ + synovitis.
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