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    Wrist Tendonitis

    Wrist Tendonitis

    Treatment in South Florida

    Wrist tendonitis is defined as inflammation of the tendons in the wrist. Tendonitis is now more commonly referred to by health professionals as overuse tendinopathy. This condition is localized pain in or around the tendon. When this occurs it is due to a band of fibrous tissue that connects to the muscle of the bone and transmits the force and action of the muscle.

    Typically, your tendons can withstand a lot of bending, stretching and twisting movements since they are designed for this. Although, they may become inflamed from traumatic injury which leaves your wrist with torn fibers or other damage, causing wrist tendonitis.

    Depending on the condition, the problems which occur may vary. With some conditions, more inflammation is common while others might be affected by chronic damage to the tendon.

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    Wrist Tendonitis Signs & Symptoms

    Wrist Tendonitis

    The most common symptom complaint of people diagnosed with wrist tendonitis is pain in the wrist. Although, it typically not severe and may be described as more of a dull pain. Pain and stiffness often occur in the morning when you wake.

    Other symptoms may occur, including:

    • Warmth and redness of the tendons
    • Swelling around the wrist joint
    • Grinding sensations (crepitus) with the movement of the tendons

    Our team of orthopedic surgeons are experts in the treatment of wrist tendonitis. Whether you have just begun to experience symptoms or have been experiencing the symptoms for a while, you can count on us for an effective wrist tendonitis treatment. You can visit any of our offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale.

    Wrist Tendonitis Causes

    Wrist tendonitis is usually described as a repetitive strain injury due to the trigger typically being from common everyday activities such as:

    • Playing sports
    • Computer typing
    • Writing
    • Physical work

    Although, it is more common for wrist tendonitis to occur from injuries and repetitive lifestyle movement. Additional causes may include:

    • A sudden injury (such as falling on, hitting, or bending the wrist)
    • Weak wrist
    • Arthritis
    • Diabetes
    • Age and/or flexibility

    South Florida Hand Center has become the preferred orthopedic practice for the treatment of wrist tendonitis in Broward and Palm Beach. Call us 24/7 at 888-409-8006 to schedule an appointment or use the button below.

    Wrist Tendonitis Diagnosis

    To properly diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, your hand surgeon will take a comprehensive medical history which includes prior injuries, information of daily activities, and history of symptoms. X-rays can be helpful in determining wrist tendonitis and your physician might order one depending on your condition.  Although, other tests such as an MRI or ultrasound can show tendonitis more clearly.

    Wrist Tendonitis Treatment

    Most patients who experience wrist tendonitis are not treated with surgical procedures. Some treatments may be more particular than others depending on the diagnosis. Your treatment plan will be made to fit your specific condition.

    It is typical for the following to be recommended:

    • Immobilization: It is typical for someone with wrist tendonitis to be placed in a splint or cast. By resting the tendon, the inflammation should decrease.
    • Anti-Inflammatory Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications will help control symptoms of pain. Although most importantly they help treat wrist tendonitis to rid of inflammation and swelling of the soft tissues. These treatment medications can decrease inflammation, which causes pain in the wrist.
    • Ice the Injury: Applying an ice pack intermittently to the area of inflammation may also be beneficial.
    • Therapy: Hand therapy is a specialized type of therapy that is focused on the complex function of the hand and wrist, and the many tendons and ligaments that surround and support the joint.
    • Cortisone Injection: Cortisone is a more powerful anti-inflammatory treatment option that is given by injection directly to the site of inflammation.

    Wrist Tendonitis Surgery

    Although this method isn’t typical when all else fails surgery may be your only option. This performed by increasing space in between tendons.


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