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How Do You Get Rid Of Tendonitis In The Wrist
I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test i'm told that its tendinitis. Can i get rid of this?
Let me explain: The first step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is understanding what caused it. Many general causes of repetitive stress injuries can be contributing factors for tendonitis of the wrist. Stopping the stress. The next step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is to use proper body mechanics in all wrist related activities. ...Read more
Diagnosis first!: Tendonitis is a non-specific term that is applied to many areas of pain, though it is often not the correct diagnosis. See a sports med doc to be sure. True tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon) improves with rest, ice, and fixing the contributing mechanical factors. Degenerative changes in tendon (cause pain after the inflammation has subsided)=tendonosis. Treat with eccentric strengthening in pt. ...Read more
Few things to do: Depending in where is your tendinitis, but few general things: good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities" that caused your tendinitis and use motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval of alterative treatment--different meds, physical therapy, and/or possible cortisone injection. Shockwave therapy may help. Good luck. ...Read more
Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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