What is Wrist Tendonitis?
Wrist tendonitis is a condition in which the flexor and/or extensor tendons of the wrist become irritated and inflamed due to overuse (usually during athletics or activities that involve lots of wrist movement). Common symptoms of wrist tendonitis include wrist:
Luckily, wrist tendonitis and its associated symptoms can be effectively treated by nonsurgical treatment options.
How is Wrist Tendonitis Treated?
A typical wrist tendonitis treatment program may include:
- Activity modification. Slowing down or stopping activities that produce pain.
- Splinting or bracing. A splint or brace helps hold the wrist is a neutral position.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Over-the-counter and prescription medications that decrease inflammation and pain.
- Cortisone injections. Anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the affected area.
- Physical therapy. Different types of treatment modalities and stretching and strengthening exercises.
Surgical intervention is rarely necessary and something that should be discussed on an individual patient basis.