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What's best for wrist tendinitis, heat or ice therapy?

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The term tendinitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the tendon. Heat draws blood flow and inflammatory cells to an area, cold application reduces inflammation. Therefore, heat can make an inflammatory condition worse, cold can make it better. Thank you for your question.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Ice generally works best in the first 24-48 hours and heat after that time span. Remeber, that tendinitis may not improve with either ice or heat.

Answered Mar 11, 2013

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