Tendinitis of the Wrist in Miami, FL
The Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of orthopedic conditions and diseases such as tendinitis of the wrist. Our team of experts delivers the latest advances in personalized, comprehensive care to patients in our conveniently located clinics in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale.
What is Tendinitis of the Wrist?
A tendon is a band of strong, fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones, facilitating flexible movement of a joint. Tendons are found in joints throughout the body, such as the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, ankles, wrists, hands, and feet. Tendinitis of the wrist is the painful swelling or inflammation of the tendon in the wrist.
What are the Causes and Symptoms of Tendinitis of the Wrist?
Tendinitis is typically the result of a repetitive motion injury, involving repetitive stress and overuse of the hands and wrists, with symptoms often increasing with age. As we age, tendons become less flexible, and therefore, more vulnerable to injury. People who work in occupations that require repetitive motion, such as athletes, musicians, and those who perform acts that place regular repetitive stress on their hands and wrists, increase their risk for tendinitis of the wrist. Additionally, diseases such as arthritis, gout, thyroid disease, diabetes, or infection may also contribute to tendinitis of the wrist.
Symptoms of tendinitis of the wrist typically include pain and inflammation of the wrist, with a limited range of motion.
How is Tendinitis of the Wrist Treated?
At the Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute, our doctors treat orthopedic conditions, such as tendinitis, with a variety of non-surgical treatment options, including physical therapy, focused on gentle stretching and strengthening exercises. Soft-tissue massage may offer some temporary relief, as may the application of an ice pack or medications to manage pain. Antibiotics will be prescribed in cases where there is an underlying infection. Should the pain continue, with little or no improvement, or in cases where a tendon is completely torn, surgery may be required to repair tissue damage and relieve pressure on the tendons.
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If you would like more information on treatment for tendinitis of the wrist, please contact one of our conveniently located clinics in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale.