Suggest treatment for pain in forearm caused by tendonitis

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 in Back Pain
Question: Play guitar, have pain in fretting hand, pain is in the thumb side of forearm, from waist to elbow. Do I add heat or cold to area, want do I do? Also joint toward the thumb f. Nail little swollen.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Tendonitis likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain and swelling that you have is likely to be due to an inflammation of the tendon in the area. The best way to reduce inflammation is to take a mild anti inflammatory, do a regular hot compress, give rest to the arm and use a crepe bandage at the joint for proper support. It is best to avoid playing guitar for at least two weeks for the inflammation to heal.
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.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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