Tendinitis of the wrist is a common overuse condition that can create painful swelling and inflammation of one or more of the wrist tendons. Individuals who are experiencing this type of discomfort can consult with the orthopaedic experts at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. Our Board-certified surgeons and physicians have wide-ranging experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions for professional athletes, collegiate competitors, weekend warriors, and active seniors in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the surrounding Florida communities. Our Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Daniel Murphy, M.D., is proud to serve as a team physician for the New York Yankees, and our Board-certified sports medicine doctor, Arnold Ramirez, M.D., is pleased to serve as a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While tendinitis of the wrist can occur suddenly due to a fall onto an outstretched hand or other trauma, it most often arises gradually as a result of performing prolonged or repetitive activities that strain the wrist tendons, such as:
- Racquet sports
- Wood chopping
- Brick laying
- Using a hammer, screwdriver, or vibrating machinery
- Working at a computer
If wrist tendinitis is suspected, it is important to promptly seek a confirmed diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Otherwise, the condition can potentially become chronic. Most patients benefit from an initial period of rest from aggravating activities, as well as icing the wrist regularly and keeping it elevated. A physician at Tampa Orthopaedic in Tampa, FL, might recommend a targeted physical therapy program to improve function and facilitate healing; prescribe painkillers, anti-inflammatories, or corticosteroid injections, if necessary; and work with a patient to devise an appropriate return-to-activity plan.
To learn more about treatments for tendinitis of the wrist, please contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group today. Our personalized approach to practicing medicine has earned us the trust of patients throughout Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding FL communities.