Posted on 29 April 2008 by chan
Written by Instrutor Bruxa
Wrist tendonitis is a common condition characterized by irritation and inflammation of the tendons around the wrist joint. It will limit your ability to perform cartwheels, handstands, queda de rins and any weight bearing activities.
What is the treatment for wrist tendonitis?
Placing the wrist in a splint or a cast is usually the first treatment step. By resting the tendon, the inflammation should decrease. You can purchase casts or try taping it up with sports tape.
2. Ice the Injury
Applying an ice pack intermittently to the area of inflammation may also be beneficial. Icing wrist tendonitis can help to cool inflammation and also stimulates blood flow to the area of tendonitis.
3. Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications will help control symptoms of pain, but more importantly they help in the treatment of wrist tendonitis to decrease inflammation and swelling of the soft-tissues. These treatment medications will decease the inflammatory response which is the cause of the pain. Anti-inflammatory medications may present secondary symptoms, so make sure you talk to a doctor prior to starting treatment.
Wrist tendonitis is usually caused by hyperflexion of the wrist during weight bearing exercises. It can also be caused by over use or pushing through exercises when the wrist is not strong enough to deal with them. Safe training and knowing your limits is good training.