Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wrist Tendinitis Treatment

Treatment for wrist tendinitis may include rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. A splint may be applied to immobilize the wrist, which allows the tendon to rest. Additional treatment for wrist tendonitis may include physical therapy, oral corticosteroids, and corticosteroid injections.

Treatment for wrist tendinitis may include:

Wrist Tendinitis Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of wrist tendinitis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • Will I need occupational therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having wrist tendinitis again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Wrist Tendinitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat wrist tendinitis:

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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