If during a workout or even where you’re not doing anything suddenly you feel a sharp pain, sharp on one finger, shoulder or elbow is most likely to have a tendonitis. Most climbers had at least one time in their life a wrist tendonitis. Untreated, it can worsen and it may go into chronic state. But properly handled, wrist tendonitis can heal and you can return in form in less than a month after the accident.
What are the symptoms of wrist tendonitis?
Wrist tendonitis has usually as a symptom an acute pain, stinging, painful inflammation of the area, pain and weakness to the affected area (wrist). The most common found in climbers is the wrist tendonitis. If it develops after a single movement, often the pain can spread from the affected wrist up to the elbow. In the case of over training tendonitis, pain is usually located.
In the case of tendon rupture or stretching of the scope rings it will hear a clicking wrist, like a little branch. They are treated in the same way as wrist tendonitis but on a longer period of time. In ordinary people, this disease is very rare. But in the case of climbers, a single ring can be requested up to 700N and an injury is quite probable. It is a condition more serious than the simple inflammation of the tendon and recovery can take longer.
Treatment for wrist tendonitis
If you have a wrist tendonitis, the first steps is to apply ice on the affected area, for 1-2 days. After this time, you can apply warm compresses for muscle relaxation. The best treatment for wrist tendonitis is a medication treatment, supplemented with vitamins, adequate hydration, massage of the wrist and rest.
You can take drugs against inflammation and pain. NSAIDs are very good as anti inflammatory and against pain, try Advil. Also, it’s good to keep you hydrated properly during the recovery period and take vitamins (vitamins complex, etc.). To strengthen the wrist tendons, you can take medicines that contain glucosamine sulfate. Try to administer medication with milk, after eating, to protect your stomach.
It is good to read the recommended dosage and administration of drugs and possibly see a doctor if you think that some reactions can occur. You can rub the area with soothing gel containing hellebore. You can also use anti inflammatory and relieving pain gels.
It is also good to take a break from climbing for at least two weeks. Depending on the severity of the wrist tendonitis, time out may be much higher. Do not try to use too much the hit wrist; otherwise you simply will aggravate the existing wrist tendonitis. Restart to climb only after the disappearance of pain and inflammation. Do not force the wrist in the first week, hydrated and take your vitamins further. Also, if you have fingers tendonitis you can bandage the fingers using adhesive tape. It should be narrow, not restrict the movement, not too close and immediately apply in joint (happens 2-3 times, circular).
If they don’t get a proper care, tendonitis may worsen and can lead to serious damage to the tendon. Acute tendonitis usually passes after two weeks. If after this period you are appropriately treating, your pain continues and you do not see a noticeable improvement, you should consult a physician. In chronic cases, there are treatments with ultrasound, laser, and injections in the affected area and, in extreme cases, even surgery to repair tendons solutions.
Recovery program recommended in the case of wrist tendonitis:
Apply ice in the first 48 hours
After 48 hours apply warm compresses to the wrist;
Take anti-inflammatory drugs for two weeks.
Rub the wrist with anti inflammatory and pain relieve gels as long as pain and inflammation persist.
You keep very well hydrated: 3-4 liters of fluid per day.
Take vitamins and vitamin complex.