Understanding Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is the inflammation of one or more of the tendons surrounding the wrist joint. It can be caused by 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 The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia by calling (404) 255-0226 or request an appointment online.