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Suggest treatment for tendonitis

my chiropractor thinks I have tendonitis in my wrist. it is getting painful to move wrist or thumb without pain. what is it and what treatment is needed? the pain is on the side of the wrist and it hurts to rub the outside on the left side at the wrist joint.
Tue, 23 Jan 2018
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"As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this -

Discuss with your Doctor about [Ibuprofen]and OTC cream for pain, corticosteroid injection to control inflammations, and regular physiotherapy.

Do follow few lifestyle modifications like this-

1)Avoid activities that place excessive stress on your tendons, especially for prolonged periods. If you notice pain during a particular exercise, stop and rest.

2)If one exercise or activity causes you a particular, persistent pain, try something else. Cross-training can help you mix up an impact-loading exercise, such as running, with lower impact exercise, such as biking or swimming.

3)If your technique in an activity or exercise is flawed, you could be setting yourself up for problems with your tendons. Consider taking lessons or getting professional instructions when starting a new sport or using exercise equipment.

4)Take time after exercise to stretch in order to maximize the range of motion of your joints. This can help to minimize repetitive trauma on tight tissues. The best time to stretch is after exercise, when your muscles are warmed up.

5)Use proper workplace ergonomics. If possible, get an ergonomic assessment of your work space and adjust your chair, keyboard and desktop as recommended for your height, arm length and usual tasks. This will help protect all your joints and tendons from excessive stress.

Hope that helps
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