The wrist can also hurt from injury and overload – here’s how to help

Injury, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome – just a few reasons behind wrist pain. However, complaints are often caused by tendinitis, which is often the result of overuse.

Whether it is work or sport that causes wrist pain, dr. Zoltán Pálla surgeon, traumatologist, and sports doctor at the FájdalomKözpont, drew attention to the treatments that can help.

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Tendinitis and other causes behind wrist pain

Inflammation of the tendons in the wrist, or tendonitis, is one of the most common causes of wrist pain. Typically, it develops due to an injury or a series of repetitive movements, including many hours of daily computer use, professional piano playing, physical work, weight training and racket sports (tennis, wallball, badminton, ping-pong, etc.) can also cause it. tendinitis. In addition, a relatively large number of falls end with a fracture of the spindle bone and related wrist ligament damage.
Of course, other reasons can lead to wrist pain. This could be, for example tendinitiswhich is also used by toverload is formed as a result. Similar symptoms are caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, the cause of which is different, as it can appear as a result of hypothyroidism, obesity, fluid build-up due to arthritis, diabetes, among others.

How do I know that my wrist hurts due to tendinitis?

  • Dull pain occurs in the wrist, which increases with movement and in some cases may spread to the surrounding areas, including the hand and palm.
  • The wrist feels stiff, especially in the morning.
  • A feeling of weakness appears and it is difficult to perform repetitive movements (very often typing).
  • There may also be warmth and redness around the wrist.
  • There may be a squeaking sound when you move your wrist.

What can help tendonitis?

The first and most important thing to do is if the wrist pain does not go away or if it was caused by a specific injury, make sure to show it to the doctor emphasizes dr. Zoltán Páll, PájdalomKözpont surgeon, traumatologist, sports doctor. – Knowing the results of the examination and any imaging procedures, we can decide on the treatment. What can be discussed?

If it is only a mild inflammation, resting, icing the wrist, wearing a wrist brace can help, and if necessary, over-the-counter pain relievers can reduce the pain.

Steroid injection treatment can bring quick and significant relief, which not only relieves pain, but also acts against inflammation.

The shock wave exerts its effect on muscles and tendons with high-energy sound waves. It contributes to healing by increasing local blood supply and activating the body’s own healing systems. The therapy gradually relieves pain and restores mobility.

  • Hyaluronic acid injection course

Hyaluronic acid injection – which typically has to be used as a course of treatment – ​​reduces recovery time by a third and improves the quality of healing. With the special injection technique of the injection, it is possible to get the active ingredient immediately and without losses to where it really needs to work. Hyaluronic acid itself, which is the basic constituent of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, enables the immediate regeneration of the damaged body part and also reduces inflammation.

A PRP therapy during this procedure, platelet-rich plasma (Platelet Rich Plasma) and own blood serum are returned to the affected joint. PRP therapy acts as a natural pain reliever by reducing inflammation and also improves joint mobility.

If tendinitis recurs several times and becomes chronic, stretching and strengthening exercises taught by a physical therapist are recommended, and if possible, repetition of movements that overload the forearm should be avoided.

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Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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