What is wrist pain?

How can you prevent wrist pain from a tendon injury?

Inflammation or small tears in a tendon (tendinopathy) can cause wrist pain. Although tendinopathy is a different condition than carpal tunnel syndrome, both can respond to the same home treatment tips.

  • Gently warm up your wrists and fingers before you begin an activity. Fan open your fingers. Stretch your wrists forward and back. Do some wrist circles. Repeat these stretches from time to time throughout the day.
  • Keep your wrists straight rather than bending them when you use them. This includes when you ride a bike, knit, chop, use a mouse or keyboard, use various tools, and drive.
  • Take frequent breaks from activities that require repetitive wrist and finger motions.

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