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Can Chiropractors Help with Wrist Tendonitis?

Chiropractors are adept at helping patients with a wide range of health conditions. But can they help with tendonitis in the wrist? To answer this question, you’ll need to know what tendonitis in the wrist is, its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Symptoms of tendonitis in the wrist include pain or tenderness on either side of the hand near the thumb and index finger, pain on either side of the lower arm that may radiate up to just below your elbow, and pain when moving your fingers or turning your palm up. Some may also experience numbness, tingling, weakness, and reduced grip strength with any activity requiring gripping motion.

Causes of wrist tendonitis.

Wrist tendonitis is usually caused by overuse or repetitive motion that causes strain to the tendons. Of course, there may be other causes, such as injury from a direct blow to the area, a fall, or an accident. In most cases, wrist tendonitis is caused by sports and recreational activities which involve gripping and moving your wrist. Tools used for work may also be factors leading to wrist tendonitis.

What sports are common with this pain?

While you may be wondering if your sports are causing pain in your wrist, it is essential to remember that there are a variety of activities that can cause pain and discomfort for different types of players. These include:

  • Weightlifting
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • and Baseball, to name a few.

Altering the position of your joints and muscles may help improve wrist tendonitis symptoms and reduce pain from movement.

The types of chiropractic treatments for wrists help relieve and prevent wrist pain.

Chiropractic adjustments and sports-specific rehabilitative techniques can effectively relieve the pain associated with wrist tendonitis. Our chiropractors may also work with you to create a pain-free exercise plan that will help strengthen the muscles and joints of your wrist. To prevent this condition, you’ll want to start an exercise routine before pain develops in your wrist.

Chiropractors are also trained in providing exercises specifically designed for patients with tendonitis in their wrists. They can also make recommendations to help stabilize your wrist, which will reduce wear and tear on tendons and allow for the healing of tendons that have become inflamed or injured.

Chiropractic treatment for wrists with tendonitis should be done under the care of a chiropractor who is trained in diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating hand and wrist injuries to help you get back to your regular activities. Chiropractic treatment for wrists with tendonitis is commonly used to treat pain due to overuse or repetitive motion.

The types of activities to avoid with tendonitis in the wrist

Any activity that requires you to grip and move your wrist can cause pain and inflammation, including sports and recreational activities. To prevent exacerbating your wrist tendonitis, you’ll want to avoid these activities and reduce any movement of your wrist as much as possible.

If you want more information on this please give us a call at (415) 521-3073 to learn more about how chiropractic can benefit you. 

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