Wrist Tendinitis Overview
What is wrist tendinitis?
A person with wrist tendinitis has inflammation of the tendons in the wrist. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. When a muscle contracts, the tendons pull on bones, resulting in movement of the joint. Overuse and stress injuries cause tendons to become inflamed.
What are the symptoms of wrist tendinitis?
Symptoms of wrist tendinitis include wrist pain, wrist swelling, and tenderness over the tendon.
How does the doctor treat wrist tendinitis?
Treatment for wrist tendinitis may include rest, cold compresses, elevation, an elastic wrap, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment for wrist tendonitis may include physical therapy, oral corticosteroids, or corticosteroid medication injections.
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