If you’re experiencing pain and swelling in your wrist, you may be suffering from wrist tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis). Wrist tendonitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the tendons surrounding your wrist joint, often caused by trauma or repetitive use.
Many tendons surround your wrist joint, and wrist tendonitis usually occurs in areas where the tendons cross each other or pass over a bone. By constricting the smooth gliding motion of the tendons, wrist tendonitis makes movements of the tendon painful and difficult.
Common recommended nonsurgical treatment methods include bracing, icing, medications or cortisone injections.
To learn more about treatment options available for wrist tendonitis, please complete the appointment box or call (559) 256-5200 to schedule a consultation with a Sierra Pacific Orthopedics specialty-trained wrist doctor.