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How can I aleeve the pain of tendonitis in my wrist? How long will tendonitis last?

How can I aleeve the pain of tendonitis in my wrist? How long will tendonitis last?

Rest: The most useful treatment modality in the resolution of tendonitis at the wrist is rest or in other words the use of a splint to put the affected tendon at rest. It may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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How long does wrist tendonitis take to heal the first time?

How long does wrist tendonitis take to heal the first time?

1-3weeks: Usually resolves within 3 weeks with rest, ice, bracing etc. If no resolution of pain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should one wait after wrist tendonitis to begin exercising?

How long should one wait after wrist tendonitis to begin exercising?

It varies: It depends on how severe it was. Generally if the pain is gone or much improved, you may gradually increase your activity. Be cautious about activities that caused or aggravated it in the first place. Start slowly, and increase as tolerated. Back off if symptoms return. The person who treated you (or a sports specialist) can give you advice specific to you. ...Read more

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How long to take wrists tendonitis to be fully recovered? And what should be avoided?

How long to take wrists tendonitis to be fully recovered? And what should be avoided?

Varies: It really varies tremendously., but typically anywhere from 5-14 days. Somewhat similar to the recovery from an ankle sprain. If it goes on longer than that, it suggests there may be something else going on. Ideally, if the condition was caused by a certain degree of activity, the activity itself would be avoided to make recurrence less likely. Thank you. ...Read more

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Hello I had a cortisone shot in my wrist on September 26th. I was diagnosed with De quervain tendonitis. Today is the sixth day since I had the injection. I would like to know how long will take to be pain free and when can I can I return to normal a?

Hello I had a cortisone shot in my wrist on September 26th. I was diagnosed with De quervain tendonitis. Today is the sixth day since I had the injection. I would like to know how long will take to be pain free and when can I can I return to normal a?

Varies: You should have a good idea whether or not the cortisone shot is going to work by 2-5 days. So if it is the sixth day after the shot and you are still hurting, you may need to look for other options. ...Read more

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Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Tendinitis: Tendinitis and bursitis are conditions known as soft tissue rheumatic syndrome.
Conditions, related to tendinitis or bursitis could be: overuse or injury of the joints, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, gout, kidney diseases. Sometimes, statins and fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause tendinitis or tendon rupture. ...Read more

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I'm in college and over the last few weeks my wrist has been feeling stiff and now it is sore at night before I go to sleep could it be tendonitis?

I'm in college and over the last few weeks my wrist has been feeling stiff and now it is sore at night before I go to sleep could it be tendonitis?

Wrist discomfort: It could be tendonitis or an overuse syndrome of muscles or ligaments from computer use or other repetative activities involving your wrist. Try cold and/or warm compresses, resting the wrist from repetative activities or any strain on it and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen should help. If symptoms persist, consult your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Continuation, of my last question, I also just had surgery on my wrist for tendinitis, would I be a candidate for disabiliy?

Continuation, of my last question, I also just had surgery on my wrist for tendinitis, would I be a candidate for disabiliy?

Hand disablity: Disability decisions are occupational, condition or illness related and diagnosis specific. There are many factors. Some who I operate on are back to work in a day or two, others with certain job specific needs take a lot longer.

Its a discussion to have with your surgeon before surgery. ...Read more

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Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis. Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis. Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Shoulder pain: Post traumatic shoulder pain, greater tuberosity bone edema with biceps tendinosis should resolve with cortisone injections and pt. If symptoms persists or worsens MRI should be obtained for rotator cuff tear and other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Could tendonitis in the wrist be caused by having broken a bone?

Could tendonitis in the wrist be caused by having broken a bone?

Yes: Tendonitis can either be associated with an underlying break or symptoms of what is presumed to be tendonitis may actually be those of a un-recognized fracture. Likewise for ligament sprains. So if there are unresolved symptoms a plain x-ray, at the very least, is called for. ...Read more

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What are some stretches for tendonitis-affected wrists?

What are some stretches for tendonitis-affected wrists?

Rest...not stretch: Typically tendon problems in the wrist are treated with splinting and rest, not as much with stretching. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in both wrists. What is the best way to keep it from flaring up?

I have tendonitis in both wrists. What is the best way to keep it from flaring up?

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

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What can I do to relieve chronic wrist tendonitis?

What can I do to relieve chronic wrist tendonitis?

Bracing: A wrist brave and antiinflammatories are first line treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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How quickly can I expect to recover from tendonitis of the wrist?

How quickly can I expect to recover from tendonitis of the wrist?

Varies: Tendonitis is an overuse injury. For treatment start w/ rice, oral/ topical/ injectable antinflammatories, bracing, stretching/ strengthening (maybe ot or pt), prp, or surgery. Time to recovery will vary based on severity of the inflammation, & how much repetitive motion you must continue in the meantime. Some people have complete resolution in 2 weeks, some in 6, & some require longer... ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to relieve my pain from wrist tendonitis?

What are some good exercises to relieve my pain from wrist tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis?: Is it acute? Or chronic?
What did your doctor told you? Did you have an mri? Did you have an ncv/emg? I need more info in order to give you a good answer. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to help make my wrist tendonitis feel better?

Rest: The best thing for tendonitis is typically rest. Exercises often inflame the tendons further, causing more problems. You might even consider wearing a splint for a week or two until the inflammation settles down a bit. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my wrist tendonitis seem to get better when I stay off of it?

It depends: It may be that the injury is actually more serious than tendonitis and thus is not responding to rest. It is also possible that even though you are resting it, it is still being used daily in everyday activities that prevent full healing. A temporary brace or cast immobilization may be required. If your pain is persistent or not improving, I recommend seeking orthopedic medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How should u go about healing wrist tendonitis?

How should u go about healing wrist tendonitis?

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

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What to do for wrist tendonitis from whiplash?

What to do for wrist tendonitis from whiplash?

See details: Whiplash by definition is a neck issue and not a wrist problem. Tendonitis can improve with time and nsaids. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Cure for wrist tendonitis?

Conservative: Splint rest ice stretch and slowly strengthen. If not improved need mri. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis in my wrist heal or will I have flare ups?

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

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If I have tendonitis in my wrists and golfers elbow, what can I do so I can be active again?

If I have tendonitis in my wrists and golfers elbow, what can I do so I can be active again?

Evaluation and PT: It depends on the reason you have these and are they related. You need an evaluation to see if this is part of a systemic process. Physical and occupational therapy can help you rehab these problems. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with tendonitis on right wrist, what I want to know is that will the injection hurt?

Everyone reacts: Differentials and have their own pain thresholds. A needle is a needle. You can ask the doctor to let you know when he is injecting and you can cough when he is doing that. (into your hand not on the doctor) I find coughing to be a good distractor. ...Read more