Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is the following situation: the wrist tendons are inflamed or swollen, causing topical pain or discomfort. When wrist tendonitis occurs, the wrist's tendon sheath becomes thickened, causing gliding friction and inflammation.

The usual symptoms include: slight topical pain, wrist stiffness, wrist flexing difficulty, wrist swelling. The following methods can help to reduce pain and swelling: wrist splint, ice packs, massage therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injection, surgery.

Wrist tendonitis is often due to excessive use. The risk factors usually include: computer-related work, keyboard typing, sewing, bowling, heavy lifting, tennis, throwing sports. Wrist tendonitis also affect elderly people, because the tendons become less elastic.