Tendonitis (DeQuervains Tendonitis) can be defined as an irritation
and swelling of the sheath or tunnel which surrounds the tendons
of the thumb. Typically the pain will be present at the front
of the wrist. Pain will be initiated when grasping an object
or pinching the fingers, Some patients present with a lump
in the wrist directly above the carpal tunnel. This indicates
advanced the the condition has advanced as there may also
be a balloon of joint fluid forms in the area. Localized swelling
may be present and making a fist or bending the wrist will
- This is commonly
a over use injury which results in inflammation of the lining
around the tendon.
condition with the wrist.
technique with certain racket sport such as tennis, badminton
or contact sports such as boxing.
- A fall.
Rest (Avoid using your injured wrist and hand),
Ice (Apply ice or a cold pack to the wrist
for 15-20 minutes, 4 times a day for several days, click
here to view the reusable hot and cold pack), Compression
(Wrap your wrist in an elastic support. This will limit
swelling and support your wrist) .and Elevation
( Keep the injured wrist raised above the level of your
heart for 48 hours such as up on a pillow. This will help
drain fluid and reduce swelling).
(seek advice from doctor before commencing this treatment)
- Stretching exercises.
The exercises above
will help to strengthen the wrist. Please note that these
should only be attempted when the initial tendonitis has subsided
and you wish to strengthen the wrist. If any pain is initiated
from these exercises then you should immediately cease the
exercises. Wrist supports will also help to speed up recovery
and prevent further injury.
Products for Wrist Tendonitis
Grade Suede Finish Wrist Brace
when stabilization of the wrist is needed after a wrist sprain,
tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. Brace has a metal palmar
stay that is orthopaedically designed to hold the wrist in
the neutral "cock-up" position and prevents flexion.
Lite Wrist Splint
The Pro Lite is wrist splint is ideal for weak wrists after
wrist tendonitis. Stabilizes the wrist while still allowing
full movement of the fingers
other wrist braces