Wrist Tendonitis Treatment – Identifying the problem

If you are suffering from wrist tendonitis, treatment should be an imminent and immediate part of your plan for recovery.  First let’s look at the symptoms of wrist tendonitis.  Symptoms include a moderate to extreme pain around the wrist area and possibly swelling or redness.  This is most typically caused by the tendons constricting and the casing of the tendons may tighten causing it difficulty and creating a rough passing as it goes by bony areas or perhaps even when the tendons may crossover each other.  Typically these tendon casings work very smoothly to allow the wrist to function normally as it goes about its business and all the possible formations of the wrist area can be maintained and run smoothly.

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This normal function may be interrupted and cause pain as the tendons constrict and this can be caused by a various multitude of possible reasons that usually involve some form of the wrist being used in a manner by which it is in a constant state of activity and the muscles may tighten due to the strenuous use, this is known as a repetitive stress injury for the obvious reasons.  It can even affect a single man’s activities, if you know what I mean so it should be taken seriously and dealt with immediately.

Wrist Tendonitis Treatment – What can be Done.

Wrist tendonitis treatment can vary depending on the severity and nature of the injury.  It is important to keep the affected area at rest until symptoms decrease and then you should exercise the wrist lightly to help strengthen and increase the use of the area.  Another form of wrist tendonitis treatment you can try is to ice the affected area.  Icing the affected area can vastly help to reduce the inflamed area and help blood flow to the area more effectively to loosen the tightened tendons.  You can also find some anti inflammatory drugs at your local pharmacy to help reduce the inflammation and thereby bring some pain reduction and fluidity to your wrist again.  If these methods do not do the trick then you will need to see your doctor for a different approach.  It is important to only take pain medication, if necessary, when you are at rest so as not to further the injury by not realizing the pain you are inflicting on it under the influence.


Your doctor will most likely use a more potent form of anti inflammatory drug that requires a prescription as well as icing the area to help with blood flow and ease the pain by decreasing the inflammation and swelling that may be caused.  A doctor may use any number of treatments from a wrist splint to surgery.  The wrist splint can also be used as a home remedy though it is best to have a doctor do this if possible.  There are also ultrasound therapies available that can help break up possible fluid build up that may have caused the constriction.  Surgery may be required in some cases for an effective wrist tendonitis treatment though typically the injury can be improved or cured by other means.

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