Wrist Tendonitis – Carrollton, TX
Dr. Neagle, a Carrollton, TX based hand and wrist surgeon, provides effective treatment for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. He specializes in using advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat Wrist Tendonitis.   

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist Tendonitis is an overuse injury caused due to degeneration of one or more tendons in the wrist. In this condition, the tendon sheath generally known as tenosynovium surrounding the wrist joint gets thickened and restricts the sliding movement of the tendons, thus causing pain.   

Causes Of Wrist Tendonitis

  • High impact activities - Performing activities such as gymnastics, weight lifting, badminton, tennis, golf etc. that exert excessive strain on the wrist.
  • Fall: Excessive pressure on the outstretched hand during a fall.

Risk Factors Of Wrist Tendonitis

  • Age: Older people are at higher risk of developing this condition because the flexibility of the tendons decreases with age.
  • Occupations: Occupations which involve repetitive stress on the wrist such as carpentry, welding or painting.   
  • Sports: People involved in sports activities such as basketball, baseball, golf, tennis etc. are more susceptible to develop this condition.  

Symptoms Of Wrist Tendonitis

  • Pain in the affected joint
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness in fingers
  • Weakness
  • Limited range of motion

Diagnosis Of Wrist Tendonitis

The orthopedic doctor may thoroughly examine the wrist and observe its movement. Imaging tests such as X- Ray, MRI, ultrasound or CT scan may also be conducted to determine the severity of the condition. The doctor may recommend blood tests to rule out any other infection caused by the condition.

Treatment For Wrist Tendonitis

  • Rest: The doctor may advise providing adequate rest to the affected area and avoiding the activities that may worsen the condition.
  • Immobilization: The doctor may suggest using a cast, splint or a brace to provide support to the affected joint.
  • Icing: Ice packs or heat pads may be applied at regular intervals to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Medications: Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications with the prescription of the doctor can provide relief from pain and inflammation.
  • Exercises: Certain exercises may be recommended by the doctor to improve the strength and mobility of the injured joint.

Surgery may be performed when non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief from the condition. The surgeon removes the damaged tissue by arthroscopy.

Prevention Of Wrist Tendonitis

  • Proper Sporting technique: Improper techniques while playing sports can cause Wrist Tendonitis.  It is important to follow the appropriate techniques in order to prevent the condition.
  • Warm up exercises: Warm up exercises should be done before performing any strenuous activity.
  • Avoid strenuous activities: Avoid performing activities that stresses the wrist joint for long period of time.
  • Stretching exercises: Regular stretching exercises can be performed to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles.

Dr. Neagle provides effective treatment for Wrist Tendonitis and other overuse injuries. To schedule an appointment with the hand and wrist surgeon in Carrollton, TX, you can call at (972) 492 – 1334.