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Have tendinitis in wrist. Hurts to touch. What should I do to stop the pain?

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hi my name is XXXXXXX i think i have tendinitis in my right wrist it hurts when i touch it it hurts really bad I can't sleep cause of it I no I didn't hurt my wrist but I do no I woke up with my wrist hurting me real bad so what should i do about this ???
also can I take anything to stop the pain in my wrist
Posted Mon, 8 Oct 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 15 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Tendonitis of the wrist joint is a common problem.
You need to give your wrist joint some rest for a while, use hot fomentation twice a day and local ointment like Volini gel for pain relief. Avoid gripping and lifting objects altogether. Keep it in most comfortable position or use a splint/crepe bandage most of the time (including at night) for best results. Watch for worsening of symptoms like increase in pain, appearance of swelling and tingling numbness in fingers. If you get any of these, visit your physician and get a check up done followed by investigations like X XXXXXXX or MRI.

It looks like it will resolve on its own in a couple of days. You can take a mild analgesic like Ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hourly for pain relief.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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thank u so much for your help answering my question I really appreciate it Dr Tayal thank u again
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 5 hours later
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