Understanding Wrist Tendonitis

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Wrist tendonitis is the inflammation of one or more of the tendons surrounding the wrist joint. It can be caused by an injury, trauma, or repetitive use. Common symptoms including pain, swelling, warmth, and inflammation.

There are several nonsurgical treatment options available to treat wrist tendonitis, such as:

  • A cortisone injection
  • Applying an ice pack to the inflamed area
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Resting the tendons and avoiding repetitive activities
  • Stretching

However, if these treatment options fail to provide a solution, the inflammatory tissue can be removed through surgery. This not only eliminates the pain in the wrist but also creates more space for the tendons to move freely.

If you are experiencing wrist pain or think you may have wrist tendonitis, schedule an appointment with one of our wrist specialists at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center by calling 704-325-4336 or requesting an appointment online.