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Wrist tendinitis treatment — what are the most effective methods?

March 7th, 2020
Wrist Tendinitis Treatment

Many people associate tendinitis with Achilles tendinitis, which is inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. But tendinitis actually refers to inflammation of any of the tendons in the body, including wrist. Wrist tendinitis is common because of the very fine array of muscles that are required to accomplish hand movements. 

If you combine intricate movement with repetition, including typing, swinging a tennis racket or operating tools, it’s easy to understand how wrist tendinitis develops. Wrist tendinitis treatment should be taken seriously, because while this injury can heal on its own, it can also worsen if it is ignored. 

One of the most effective wrist tendinitis treatment methods, especially for long-term injury prevention, is physical therapy. To learn more about the benefits of working with a physical therapist, we’re happy to share the following quick overview. The Rehab Access team is here to help, and we encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to learn more. 

Wrist tendinitis treatment with a physical therapist

When you first meet with a therapist, he or she will work with you to assess your injury and better understand your biomechanics. This will generally involve the following steps: 

  • Discussion of your symptoms and the activities that cause them
  • Questions about your treatment goals
  • A review of your injury history and previous treatments
  • A hands-on examination of your wrist
  • Movement tests to evaluate wrist posture and mechanics

Using this essential information, your therapist can design a treatment program consisting of wrist and arm exercises, manual therapies such as myofascial release, movement training and other options. The goal of physical therapy for wrist tendinitis treatment is to promote a proper healing process while addressing mechanical issues that contribute to this injury. 

Rehab Access — your physical therapy experts

Our friendly and highly skilled team of therapists has extensive experience in helping patients overcome a wide range of wrist injuries, including tendinitis. We’ll work with your needs, schedule and treatment goals to ensure you receive the treatment you need to overcome pain and improve your quality of life. 

Start your treatment journey today. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment at one of our state-of-the-art clinics.