Wrist pain is not only caused by fractures, nerve compression, or strains. It can also be caused by inflamed or irritated tendons. If you have been experiencing a dull-aching pain in your wrist, followed by swelling, redness, tenderness, or wrist weakness, your wrist tendons may be inflamed, and you may be suffering from wrist tendonitis.
Physical therapy is an effective, non-surgical treatment that can help manage your current symptoms and prevent future damage as much as possible. Professional’s physical therapists are experts in assessing discomfort caused by wrist tendonitis and creating individualized treatment plans that aim to relieve pain, improve the status of your joints and muscles, and alleviate your symptoms for the long term. Our goal is to guide your path to recovery so you can get back to living your life, hands-on and pain-free.
What is Wrist Tendonitis?
Wrist tendonitis is inflammation or irritation of the tendons surrounding the wrist joint, resulting in pain and tenderness in the wrist and hand. Wrist tendonitis is known as an “overuse injury” or “repetitive strain injury”, where repetitive movements of the arm and hand put increased pressure on the wrist tendons over an extended period.
The occurrence of this condition is common among athletes taking part in sports that require frequent wrist movements, such as tennis or baseball. It is also common in physical labor trades and occupations involving daily computer usage. If left untreated, wrist tendonitis can lead to the fraying or tearing of tendon tissue, requiring surgery or other invasive treatments.
Do you have pain from wrist tendonitis?
Our physical therapists will customize a wrist tendonitis pain relief plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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Insurances We Accept
Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics. Find your particular provider below based on your area. For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.
Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
Fallon Health (MA)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
Health New England (MA)
Magna Care (MA, NH)
Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
Medicaid (MA, NH)
Medicare (MA, NH)
Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
No Fault (Various Carriers)
Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
TRICARE (MA, NH)
Tufts Cigna (MA)
Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)
Symptoms of Wrist Tendonitis
Common symptoms of wrist tendonitis include, but are not limited to:
Swelling or Stiffness
Inability to bear weight
Tearing, popping, or snapping
Bruising and warmth
Muscle fatigue and cramping
What Can I Expect from Physical Therapy for Wrist Tendonitis?
Your PT will discuss your concerns with you and examine the physical limitations and discomfort caused by wrist tendonitis pain. Professional’s physical therapists will also address any related weakness in your upper extremities that may contribute to your wrist tendonitis symptoms.
Throughout your physical therapy appointments, your PT will:
Assess your source of discomfort and pain
Discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan
Teach you exercises to help relieve symptoms
Offer guidance and support during your physical therapy exercises to prevent further damage
Recommend ways to make daily activities more bearable as you heal
Physical Therapy Treatments for Wrist Tendonitis
The exact treatment methods used will depend on the cause and severity of your wrist tendonitis diagnosis. Professional’s Occupational Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists are experts at helping you manage and relieve your pain. We use the following physical therapy techniques for ongoing wrist and hand pain treatment or rehabilitation after an injury or surgery:
Our Commitment to Pain Relief for Wrist Tendonitis
When you find a physical therapist who specializes in physical therapy for your wrists, you can expect to get the best treatment for your wrist tendonitis symptoms. Professional’s physical therapists are ready to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.
We provide treatments for wrist tendonitis pain from our clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and wrist pain specialist today.
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