Wrist Tendonitis

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Wrist Tendonitis

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What is Wrist Tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis is a condition that can affect the tendons in your wrist, causing pain and tenderness.

The tendons are soft tissues that connect muscles to bone. The tendons allow you to move your joints. The wrist has two main sets of tendons: extensor tendons and flexor tendons.

Extensor tendons straighten out your fingers and thumb, while flexor tendons bend them back toward the palm of your hand.

What are the types of Wrist Tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis can be classified as either DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis or trigger finger/thumb.

DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the sheath around tendons in the wrist, which causes pain and tenderness when moving the thumb. It’s caused by repetitive use of your hand and wrist. The most common activities that lead to this type of tendonitis are golfing, tennis, housework, typing, driving and playing musical instruments.

Trigger finger

Trigger finger is a condition where there is inflammation in a tendon sheath that causes your finger to lock in place when bending it at a certain angle. This happens because of repeated strain on the tendon in your finger. This condition usually affects people who perform repetitive actions with their hands over long periods of time (such as sewing or painting).

In addition to pain and limited range of motion, you may also experience decreased grip strength or loss of sensation due to nerve compression in the affected digit.

What are the causes of Wrist Tendonitis?

Wrist Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrists. It can be caused by a number of different factors, including repetitive stress, injury, and overuse of the wrist.

Repetitive stress is one of the most common causes for Wrist Tendonitis. If you spend long hours typing or using a mouse, it’s possible that your wrist has become strained and inflamed. This can cause swelling and discomfort in your wrist.

Injury can also lead to Wrist Tendonitis. If you fall on your wrist or twist it in an awkward way, this could damage the tendons and cause irritation and swelling in the area around them.

Overuse of your wrist can also lead to Wrist Tendonitis because it puts extra strain on the tendons as they try to support your body weight day after day (or night after night).

What are the symptoms of Wrist Tendonitis?

The symptoms of wrist tendonitis include:

  • Pain in the wrist, especially when you flex or extend your wrist
  • Swelling in your wrist, which may be painful to touch
  • Stiffness and pain when moving your wrist

What are the risk factors for Wrist Tendonitis?

The most common risk factors for wrist tendonitis include:

  • Repetitive activities that involve using your hands
  • Working with heavy tools for long periods of time
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time with your wrists bent at an angle (like when typing)
  • Injury to the wrist

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What are the exercises for Wrist Tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis is a type of tendonitis that affects tendons in the wrist. It can be caused by overuse or misuse, and it can be painful. Some of the exercises for this condition include:

Wrist curls

This exercise is meant to strengthen your forearm muscles and improve blood flow to your hands. To do this exercise, hold weights in each hand at your side with your palms facing forward. Slowly lift both arms up toward your shoulders, hold for a few seconds, then slowly lower back down again. Try doing ten reps per set.

Extensor muscle stretches

This exercise will help stretch out the extensor muscles on the back of your hand and fingers, which are often tight from overuse. To do this exercise, put your hand flat on a table with your thumb pointing up towards you; press down gently with your thumb for about thirty seconds then release. Repeat two more times before moving on to another finger on that same hand (thumb then pointer then middle). Then repeat the process with each finger on both hands until all ten have been stretched out individually!

What are the treatments for Wrist Tendonitis?

There are several treatments for wrist tendonitis:

  • Resting the affected area
  • Using ice packs to reduce swelling and pain
  • Taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium (Aleve)
  • Using braces or splints to support the injured area
  • Receiving physical therapy

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What brace is used for Wrist Tendonitis?

If you have wrist tendonitis, you may need to wear a brace for several weeks. A wrist brace is a device that supports and stabilizes your wrist to prevent further injury.

If you have a mild case of wrist tendonitis, you may only need to wear a brace for a few days or weeks. However, if your condition is more severe or chronic (meaning it lasts longer than six months), then you may need to wear it indefinitely.

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