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A Splint For Wrist Tendonitis
I have tendonitis running through my thumb wrist arm area. I have wore a splint for a week still no change its very painful. Help?
Could my doctor give me a hard cast for wrist tendonitis. As I always take my splint off. I just want to relax my wrist. Splint isn't working.
Would not: A cast is usu for joint /bone fracture because the joint needs to immobilize for healing. You have tendonitis -inflammation of tendon due to some repetitive use, you should continue as instructed by your doctor to use the splint when you use the wrist repetitive, take anti-infl and give time because it takes few weeks to few months to heal the tendon. ...Read more
Wrist tendonitis. I take my splint off all the time. Now if I ask for a hard cast that I can't take off for a few weeks so it can rest. Do you think its a possibility my doctor could. Work with children?
I have tendonitus in my wrist. In a splint. Pain is worse. Painkillers not working. Cant move fingers. WHat shoul I do/what else could be wrong?
Ice/rest: Most tendonitis improved with conservative treatment that includes: rest, ice (15' on and off for 2 hours) and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen for example. Splints can help but make sure a physician or experienced physical therapist recommend this splints because they are different types. Also if not improved maybe is not just tendonitis for example can be carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. ...Read more
Not really: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon sheath (the tight passageway where tendons glide). A sprained wrist is an injury of the ligaments of the wrist. Tendons move joints and are attached to muscles. Ligaments connect bones to other bones across joints. Both can happen after trauma (a fall or twisting injury), but a sprain doesn't happen over time like tendonitis can develop. ...Read more
See below: Rest and stretching are 2 important ways. ...Read more
Have bad tendonitis in wrist. Had cort. Shot 3 was ago with min relief. Dr wants MRI. Will the cort skew the results at all?
Pain in my forearm, causing me to loose grip of cups etc. Wonder what this could be? I have wrist tendonitis could it be linked?
Wrist tendonitis: Often refers pain or swelling into the forearm, the tendons that cross the wrist originate as muscles in the forearm. Swelling in a tendon sheath can begin at the wrist and extend into the forearm. One common issue with wrist./ thumb tendons that manifests in the forearm is dequervains but there are many tendon issues similar. See a hand surgeon ...Read more
Just wondering how to relieve the pain of wrist tendonitis. Tried wrist strap, NSAIDs, PRICE and nothing seems to be helping. Please help.?
If all has failed-: -get in 2 C an orthopedic surgeon or a hand surgeon, they can 1 in the same tho plastic surgeons also R Trained in hand & upper extremities. Ur choice. G good luck! ...Read more
I got tendonitis when I had my wrist got stepped on playing rugby my wrist still has a fair amount of pain in it and also pops out of place why?
Get it evaluated.: Has the wrist been evaluated and x rayed? If not, have it done to rule out fracture or other more serious issues. ...Read more
I have had wrist tendonitis on and off for nearly two years and have had physio but it's not working. I work with children so can't rest it, help!
Bracing?: If you keep using an 'unhappy' tendon, it is unlikely that it will resolve. There are wrist splints that prevent flexion/extension which still allow us to function in most situations. Applying ice for 15 minutes at least 3/day and taking an anti-inflammatory should slowly help the problem resolve. ...Read more
I have sharp pain when I bend my wrist or push on it. It hurts to write and type. I've had tendonitis before but have no reason to have it now. Help?
Without an exam: It's not possible to diagnose the problem. You could have a nerve issue, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or other overuse injury. Perhaps inflammation due to recent illness, or even autoimmune arthritis (which is rare in your age group but not unheard of). The best thing to do is see your family doctor, pediatrician or sports medicine and get diagnosis, so you can figure out treatment. ...Read more
Rest...not stretch: Typically tendon problems in the wrist are treated with splinting and rest, not as much with stretching. ...Read more
Rest, splint, NSAIDs: Depending of the severity of your injury/tendinitis, it may take some time to heal. Should give it some rest. Gentle range of motion exercise, and use of antiinfkammatory med such as motrin/aleve may help. Wrist splint can be very helpful. You may need cortisone injection and/or physical therapy if severe. Must minimize/avoid activities that caused your trouble. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. Start treatment w/ rice, nsaid, stretch/ strength prog (pt or ot), & consider couterforce bracing. Massage may also help. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone/ prp injections. Few people end up needing surgery. ...Read more
Tendonitis wrist: Best to see hand surgeon who might inject a steroid and Rx you more. ...Read more
Possibly: It really depends on several factors such as the specific area involved and the severity of the involvement. If rest, iceand/or heat do not help then see an orthopedist. ...Read more
I have pain on the outside of the wrist when twisting it like a corkscrew (in either direction). Tendonitis?
Possible: Tendinitis is a possibility. Overuse is another option. If no history of trauma or a visible bump (ganglion cyst), then the two options described are most likely ones. Recommend avoid offending activities. Using a wrist splint may help rest the painful spot. Anti-inflammatory meds - ibuprofen/naproxe, topical rubs voltaren/flector patch may be tried. Icing should help as well. ...Read more
Wrist tendonitis, tried PRICE and had physio but nothing has helped, not sure what to do now. Are there any other options?
Yes, there is more: That can be done to assist your recovery. You will need to see an orthopedist, however some family doctors also are trained to provide Intraarticular injections of corticosteroids. This is the next step if you have had a full course of NSAIDs and physical therapy. If you have not had a trial of NSAIDs and you can take them, that's the next step. Talk with your physician and ask if referral needed. ...Read more