Non-Operative Wrist Tendonitis Treatment

Inflammation is a healing response to injury. It is usually accompanied by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. An inflammation in a tendon or in the covering of the tendon is called tendonitis.

Tendonitis is caused by a series of small stresses that repeatedly aggravate the tendon.

Professional baseball players, swimmers, tennis players, and golfers are susceptible to tendonitis in their shoulders and arms.

Soccer and basketball players, runners, and aerobic dancers are prone to tendon inflammation in their legs and feet.

Tendonitis may be treated by:

  • rest to eliminate stress
  • anti-inflammatory medication
  • steroid injections
  • splinting, and exercises to correct muscle imbalance and improve flexibility.

Persistent inflammation may cause damage to the tendon, which may necessitate surgical correction.

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