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Wrist tendonitis/tendonosis. Any quick remedies?

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  • #176781
    Dustincoc
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    Madrid, NY

    I’ve had a chronic wrist injury for a few years that pops up whenever I subject my wrists to a lot of repetitive, sudden impacts under strain(Manually chipping hard glue, Cutting off a lot nails with dikes, etc.) It only comes up once or twice a year. It has none of the normal symptoms of Carpal tunnel so I doubt its that. The painful spot is on the side of my wrist opposite my thumb between my hand and bone bump.

    I stirred it up a few days ago with the nails and today I ran an RO sander most of the day and its really hurting now.

    I’m about 2/3 of the way done with the sanding and I figure I’ll be done by noon tomorrow but I need to make it through that, then I can take it easy and let it get healed up over the weekend. Past experience tells my the only solution time is the only solution. A wrist brace did nothing today.

    The original injury happened about 3 years ago when I ran a power floor scraper for about 2 days. I didn’t have a problem again until last summer when I was tearing a lot of tack-strip of concrete. Acted up again this winter when I was carrying way to much rubble at a time(a lot of times) and also chipping the rock hard liquid-nail off a ceiling for a few weeks.

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    #176796
    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    have you had it checked out, there coiuld be some scar tissue in there..

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #176805
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    have you had it checked out, there coiuld be some scar tissue in there..

    I’ve completely lost faith in any local medical professionals. I’m so far in the middle of nowhere that the only doctors who are here are the ones unemployable elsewhere. Going from my past experience, they’d either say to just never use it, or they’d say there’s nothing wrong…

    My father had his doctor ask him what his silent heart attack felt like a couple years back. He also randomly collapses with chest pain and they find absolutely nothing wrong. A friend of mine with a compromised immune system got a serious dog bit last spring and was sent home without antibiotics.

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    #176813
    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    you may need to see a ortho.. most general practitioners are useless with this sorta thing.. i had this issue with the severe bursitis i had in my knee 4 years ago.. my knee looked like it had a tennis ball on it for 10 months.. the first 6 months, the 4 gp’s i saw all said its just bursitis so take somee anti inflammatorys… nothing helped.. i had to see a ortho when he saw the problem he drained the knee immediately and found out i had a cellulitis infection in it

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #176826

    I just finished 4 weeks of physical therapy for my wrist. main thing is stretching. ice when its sore, heat when its stiff. also pick up a wrist brace to keep in your truck or pouch for when its acting up. use your other hand more. the silver lining to my wrist injury is it forced me to use my non-dominant hand more and I got better at using it and it got stronger(confirmed by strength tests at therapy)

    #176827
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    ice when its sore, heat when its stiff. also pick up a wrist brace to keep in your truck or pouch for when its acting up.

    What do I do when its sore and stiff at the same time? Wrist brace hasn’t been much help this time around.

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    #176828

    Don’t overlook the anti-inflammatory medicines to help ease the inflammation. One make work better for than another. Aleve, Motrin, Tylenol all fit that category. Motrin works best for me.

    #176852
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Copper and magnetic braclet is what you need. I started wearing a Q – ray years ago and rarely tale it off. I had tendinitis I. My elbow from swinging a hammer. It seemed to help. I always get asked about it and I say that my arm doesn’t hurt any more. It may be the bracelet ot it may be in my head, but my arm don’t hurt so what the hey.

    #176859
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I like the copper bracelets also. I can go into the fact that copper is helpful in modulating inflamatory reactions and that copper is in fact absorbed through the skin when wearing bracelets. I could also tell you of neutrophils, macrophages, NK killer cells, cytokines, interleukins and what not. But really I think it works because I think it works.

    As to your question about stiff and sore at the same time. Go back and forth from heat and cold. Usually ice is most effective when there is swelling and heat when there is not.

    #176878
    hgonzalez7
    Pro
    San Antonio, Texas

    A lot of pro athletes have had good results using a procedure called Regenokine.
    http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/the-body-that-heals-itself-20140217

    Bert

    #176998
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    A sports injury specialist may be needed.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #177025
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I like the copper bracelets also. I can go into the fact that copper is helpful in modulating inflamatory reactions and that copper is in fact absorbed through the skin when wearing bracelets. I could also tell you of neutrophils, macrophages, NK killer cells, cytokines, interleukins and what not. But really I think it works because I think it works.

    As to your question about stiff and sore at the same time. Go back and forth from heat and cold. Usually ice is most effective when there is swelling and heat when there is not.

    I would have to agree that the mind is a powerful tool and belief in the fact that something works, often does make it work.

    AS for the hot and cold, I remember in HS, after spraining ankle in a game or practice sitting with two 5 gallon pails, one hot and one cold and alternating between them every 5 minutes or so.

    #295257
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hot and cold does work to reduce swelling. When the swelling is gone a lot of the pain usually goes with it. Some kind of brace you can use while you’re working may help.

    #295272
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    time really some ibuprofen to help bring down swelling. I had a torn tendon in my wrist a couple years back. 3 trips to the doctor and sent home with naproxen. Took my rheumatologist and am MRI to discover it

    #295338
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’m not sure how similar my situation was to yours… I used to have a lump that would swell up on the top side of my left wrist. Twisting it in certain angles was so painful that I’d drop anything in my hand almost reflexively without thinking.

    From what I gathered it was a build up up sonovial fluid ( the mucus like stuff that lubricates your joints normally). Mine didn’t have anywhere to go basically. Since there was too much, it pushed on things it shouldn’t amd the natural movement of my wrist could easily cause it to pinch a nerve.

    The solution? Well it wasn’t pretty or civil really, so stop reading if you are squeamish.

    So, I tried to have a doctor aspirate the fluid ( read: suck it out with a hypodermic needle). Given the viscosity of the mucus stuff, it wasn’t really possible…believe me, she tried for a LONG time. This left me to try an old farmers trick–whack it with a big ass book. This causes the lining of the fluid bag to rupture and the fluid is be reabsorbed.

    Don’t try this at home. Please. My wife refused to help for days before she finally felt bad enough for me and decided to help with my crippling pain.

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    #295969

    A sports injury specialist may be needed.

    I would think that too .

    Always willing to learn .

    #621284
    Doobie
    Moderator

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    @dustincoc

    I know you haven’t posted in a while Dustin, but I’m hoping you might still be getting notifications still the same. I thought I’d try asking you as your symptoms are much the ones being experienced here. Did it get better for you, or did you get it diagnosed and if so, what was the outcome?

    Thanks in advance…Kevin

    PS: PM me if you prefer.

    #621420
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

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    @dustincoc

    I know you haven’t posted in a while Dustin, but I’m hoping you might still be getting notifications still the same. I thought I’d try asking you as your symptoms are much the ones being experienced here. Did it get better for you, or did you get it diagnosed and if so, what was the outcome?

    Thanks in advance…Kevin

    PS: PM me if you prefer.

    Kevin i was having problems earlier this year and i found regular exercise with the theraband
    https://www.amazon.ca/TheraBand-26107-Thera-Band-Flex-Yellow/dp/B003XWXRYS

    worked wonders, quite a few people use this exercise to help get their tendonitis in check.

    The tyler twist.

    #621448
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Kevin i was having problems earlier this year and i found regular exercise with the theraband

    It’s not me, it’s my wife that’s having the issue. I shoulda mentioned that. She’s being referred to a specialist, but we haven’t even got an appointment confirmed back to us yet.

    #621685
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

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    @dustincoc

    I know you haven’t posted in a while Dustin, but I’m hoping you might still be getting notifications still the same. I thought I’d try asking you as your symptoms are much the ones being experienced here. Did it get better for you, or did you get it diagnosed and if so, what was the outcome?

    Thanks in advance…Kevin

    PS: PM me if you prefer.

    yea, I still get notifications. Haven’t been around as I’m out of the trades(currently a Recycling Plant Equipment Operator) and shut down the shop during the winter(Just getting it back in shape in the last few nights) so nothing much to post about.

    Not sure I cant be of much help as I just avoid doing things that irritate my wrists and if I have problems I throw on one of the Ace brand wrist wraps they sell at Walmart.

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