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Treatment For Forearm Tendonitis
Depends...: Rest, ice, activity modification, massage, wrist braces, over the counter medications (judiciously) can all help. Occasionally physical therapy can help too. On rare occasions, injections will be of benefit, but there are downsides to steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: It depends on which side of the arm. On the top (dorsal) stretch by bending the hand and wrist downwards and work on gentle wrist extension exercises with a very light wt like a can of soup. For the bottom (volar) do the exact opposite for stretching and strengthening. Don't forget nsaid's as well. Use ice initially, and then switch to warm moist heat after a few days if still symptomatic. ...Read more
Time/rest/NSAIDS: Usually tendinitis will improve over time with rest, activity modification, and use of Ibuprofen type meds. If this does not work and depending on the location of the tendinitis, injections of cortisone are sometimes used. If this fails, a few types of tendinitis can be treated surgically, but this is rare in the forearm and usually not necessary. See your doctor if it doesn't improve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Forearmyes, bicepsno: Dequervains can often cause pain on the thumb side of the forearm and into the thumb. It is not really associated with the biceps muscle. ...Read more
Not really: However pain from the wrist may radiate proximally if the radial sensory nerve which crosses the area of tendon that gets sequent aims is also irritated . Make sure the splint does not irritate the nerve or the boney prominsnce as rigid splints can do this and at times the splint is worse than the original problem. ...Read more
Wrist tendonitis for three years on and off again, pain is moving up my forearm, wrist strap not helping for this. Not sure what to do to prevent it. ?
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