Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment

Wrist tendonitis is pain in the tendons around the wrist joint, usually caused by the sheath around the tendons becoming thick and not letting the tendons move slowly. Treatment includes rest, ice, medicine, and injections.

Tendonitis is a common cause of wrist pain. Like many orthopedic issues, nonsurgical treatments are tried first.

Resting the wrist and wearing a brace can help prevent the tendon from contributing to more inflammation in the wrist area due to friction.

Icing your wrist can reduce inflammation, as can over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

If the brace and medicine don’t help steroid injections into your wrist are an option.

If nonsurgical methods don’t work, surgery is available.