mummy hand wrist pain tcm treatment

What is Wrist tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis is also known as DeQuervain’s tendonitis or Mommy wrist. It is a condition in which a patient experiences pain over the wrist joint at the base of the thumb.

It is not exclusively a problem for mothers. It can affect anyone who frequently uses their wrists or engages in improper repetitive wrist movements. Dentists, massage therapists, and homemakers are common groups affected by Mommy’s Hand.

As a result of friction and repetitive tendon gliding, the tendons involved in extension and abduction of the thumb gets constricted in the tunnel and progressively inflamed.

Hence, this condition often arises after an increased in movement in the wrist and thumb. Apart from experiencing pain at the side of the wrist and base of thumb, the affected area might swell and the individual can encounter problem in activities such as pinching, rotating the wrist, twisting and lifting the thumb.

Information adapted from: DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis (nuh.com.sg)

What is Wrist tendonitis TCM Treatment ?

Flower Moon Clinic treat this condition in TCM way by applying acupressure on the affected area and the related acupressure points with the use of TCM medicated oil specially formulated for tendonitis.  This helps to promote blood circulation, pain relief and relax affected tendon to speed up recovery. When required, acupuncture can also be carried out to treat this condition.

What do I expect?

Generally, a continuous treatment course of 5 times is advised for wrist tendonitis, and each session is recommended to be carried out 2 to 3 times per week to reduce the pain score.

With approximately two weeks of treatment, most patients experience a reduction in pain levels from 7-9 to 0-3.

After the treatment course, the physician will recommend some physio exercise movements to patients for self-maintenance of wrist tendonitis, as the pain can easily relapse without adequate care and caution taken.

For those who prefer to avoid painkillers, intra-articular injections, solely physical therapy, or even surgical interventions, TCM could be a viable alternative.

How much does it cost?

1) Wrist pain treatment (aka mama hand) charges per session is $190 to $260 as below:

  • Consultation: $60-$90
  • Wrist Tendonitis Tui Na (acupressure) $60 per hand
  • Herbal Oil (1 time) $10 per hand
  • Acupuncture $60 to $100

Note: Charges above excludes medication and any other treatment if any.

You can see our charges from this link here : https://www.tcmconfinement.com/fee/

2) Follow up Consultation is $1 for follow up visit within a month for FMC package holders.
Details can be found at https://www.tcmconfinement.com/fee/

3) If you have medicine or other treatment, you have to pay extra.

You can see our charges from this link here : https://www.tcmconfinement.com/fee/

The specific cost can only be known by a Chinese medicine practitioner after seeing the patient.

A continuous treatment course of 5 times is advised and each session is recommended to be carried out 2 to 3 times per week to reduce the pain score.

With approximately two weeks of treatment, most patients experience a reduction in pain levels from 7-9 to 0-03.

How to book an appointment?

WhatsApp us at +65 8282 8647 for appointment booking

腱鞘炎 (妈妈手)

腱鞘炎又叫”妈妈手”,但并不是只会妈妈们才有的问题。平时手腕使用过度,或者手腕部重复用力不当, 都会被这个问题找上门。牙医,推拿师,家务操持者, 都是妈妈手的常见人群。

花好月圆中医独特治疗方案,5次一个疗程。2周左右的治疗,可以使大多数患者的疼痛指数从7-9 减少到0-3.

不想靠止痛药,关节内注射,单纯物理治疗, 甚至手术治疗的患者,可以考虑中医疗法。