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Wrist tendonitis is a condition caused by trauma or repetitive use that results in wrist pain and swelling. It is important to know and understand the treatment options available for wrist tendonitis.

When first addressing wrist tendonitis, specialty-trained wrist doctors pursue conservative options first. The initial recommendation is to place the wrist in a splint and allow for the tendon to rest. This helps to decrease inflammation.

Applying an ice pack to the inflamed area can also provide relief. The ice cools inflammation, decreases swelling, and stimulates blood flow to the area of tendonitis. More severe cases of wrist tendonitis may require cortisone injections which are applied directly to the inflamed area.

When other treatment methods have failed to solve the problem, the inflammatory tissue can be removed through surgery. This will eliminate pain in the wrist and create more space for tendons to move freely.

Do you think you are experiencing wrist tendonitis? Call the wrist experts of The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia at (404) 238-7280 or request an appointment online.