I work on computers and write a lot and have tendonitis in my right hand. The doctor will not give me any more cortisone shots. What can I do at home and work to get rid of the pain and stiffness?

Tendonitis is a condition that arises when the tendons of the wrist get inflamed due to overuse. Tendonitis often inflicts a deep and nagging pain on the patient owing to the inflammation of the tendons. The muscles are connected to the bones via tendons. These tendons can get irritated or inflamed due to improper use or due to strenuous unnatural activity. Naturally then, when the tendons are inflamed, they turn red and consequently lead to pain when moved.

To deal with tendonitis, you must first see to it that the affected area is kept immobile for a considerable period of time. Get a cast and place the affected part of the body in the cast. In the case of tendonitis of the wrist - such as the one you suffer from - the cast helps to decrease irritation caused to the tendon and the sheath that covers it. In addition to this, you can also make use of ice to deal with the pain and inflammation caused by wrist tendonitis. When you ice the area, the inflammation is cooled and this cooling also leads to a stimulation of blood flow in that area. Lastly, it'll be a good idea to stay away from the work related to the computer for a month or so. I know the thought's painful but then tendonitis is equally or more so, and it needs the hiatus from the computer to subside.

answered by M W

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