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Treatment for wrist tendonitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   Hello
User :   i have a chronic tendon pain in my wrist
User :   sometimes i think its gone bcuz i dont really feel it and then sometimes i feel it
Doctor :   Since when are you having it and Is this your diagnosis or the Diagnosis of the Doctor ?
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User :   about a month after the injury, i did an normal x ray and nothing was broken
User :   19
User :   User :   its been 8 or 9 months now
User :   u there?
Doctor :   Was any treatment initiated then
Doctor :   when you had the injury..
Doctor :   and how did the Injury occur.
Doctor :   Are you there XXXXXXXX ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Could you answer those questions
Doctor :   please
User :   i was in a fight and was swinging a a board in my left hand
Doctor :   Fight ?
Doctor :   ok.
User :   yea
Doctor :   Tendons are usually surrounded by a sheath of tissue similar to the lining of the joints (synovium).
Doctor :   They're subject to the wear and tear of aging, direct injury and inflammatory diseases.
User :   there is no swellin
Doctor :   ok.
User :   i just feel it wen i push my hands backward
Doctor :   You are now having only pain is it
User :   and doing pushups
User :   es
User :   it feels uncomfortable
Doctor :   injecting a corticosteroid medication around a tendon would help to relieve tendinitis.
User :   is there any home treatment
Doctor :   specific exercise designed to strengthen the force-absorbing capability of the muscle-tendon unit will be the once that you would require.
Doctor :   Avoid activities that increase the pain .
User :   can it heal without injections
Doctor :   Don't try to work or play through the pain.
Doctor :   It would need complete rest and that would be teh key
Doctor :   To decrease pain, muscle spasm and swelling, apply ice to the injured area for up to 20 minutes, several times a day. Ice packs, ice massage or slush baths with ice and water all can help.
User :   i tried that
Doctor :   Did it help you
Immobilize the affected area to encourage healing and to protect it from further injury.
User :   i thought since it is a chronic, ice dont do nothin
Doctor :   No it would help you still
User :   i immbolized it sometimes then i take it off to test it and its still there
Doctor :   since the pain producing substances are present there and they would be taken care of by the Ice pack
User :   how long should i do it for
User :   can i wrap some ice in cloth and keep it on it
Doctor :   Wrap it in Ice in Cloth do not apply direct ice since that would affect the skin..
User :   im wondering if the tiger balm that i use to use made it worse
User :   and bengay
Doctor :   the massage would have not the Balm but you can apply them too
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User :   yes
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User :   after using the ice wat should i do
User :   use a band?
Doctor :   No it will not be needed the ice alone will help
Doctor :   Elevate your hand above teh level of teh heart will help in reducing teh pain to some extent..
Doctor :   You can also try nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs
User :   i did it
Doctor :   ok.
User :   cant i just leave the hand after applyin the ice?
Doctor :   In hat sense did you mean that
User :   just leave to to relax without holdin it by heart level
User :   ?
Doctor :   No if that can control the pain it will be enough but if it does not then you will need to elevate your hand above teh lebel of tehheart
User :   how much time a day should i apply ice?
Doctor :   Two or three Bock of ice each 4-5 cms in length and breath.
User :   3 times a day?
Doctor :   Only when you have pain if not it would not be needed
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