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How can I treat tendonitis in my thumb from texting?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Ice, nSAID's+brace

Ice and immobilization are the first treatments, after you decrease your texting.
Over the counter braces and anti-inflammatory medications will also prove very helpful. Occasionally, prescription medications, injections and/or occupational therapy may be needed. Surgery is rarely indicated. You may also consider using voice recognition to spare your thumbs!

In brief: Ice, nSAID's+brace

Ice and immobilization are the first treatments, after you decrease your texting.
Over the counter braces and anti-inflammatory medications will also prove very helpful. Occasionally, prescription medications, injections and/or occupational therapy may be needed. Surgery is rarely indicated. You may also consider using voice recognition to spare your thumbs!
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