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What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

See details: It depends somewhat on the tendon involved by the inflammation but most times the tendinitis will resolve with a local cortisone injection. Splinting, ice and anti-inflammatory meds can also be used. ...Read more

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Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice?tnx

Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice?tnx

Weight training: A general rule after tendonitis or joint irritation has resolved is to go back at half load and half repetition. Wearing a glove or soft splint and avoiding the positions that previously caused irritation is important as well as knowing what may have set the problem off in the first place. Mechanics become even more important. Speak with a trainer, or PT and your doctor to clarlfy things ...Read more

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Ganglion cysts and acute tendinitis in middle of both wrists.Pain w/ basic tasks & too much pressure.popping/cracking w/ little to no pain.Treatment?

Ganglion cysts and acute tendinitis in middle of both wrists.Pain w/ basic tasks & too much pressure.popping/cracking w/ little to no pain.Treatment?

Surgery?: May need a surgical procedure and/or physical therapy. Best to see a hand surgeon for a more complete evaluation. You can then make a more informed decision about what to do. Base your decision on the severity of the problem, chances of success if treatment, and pick which feels right. There's no "right" answer, and no treatment without risk. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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

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

Ice first, then heat: 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. ...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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Treatment for chronic tendonitis of the wrist?

Treatment for chronic tendonitis of the wrist?

Anti inflammatory: Depending on the cause, tendinitis is treated with rest and meds. You should rest from activities that cause painand take appropriate medicines. A cortisone shot or a splint is often needed. Very seldom am operation to remove the tendon lining is needed. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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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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