Can wrist tendonitis be brought on by a fall?

by Brenda

After a recent ice storm I fell in my driveway and immediately starting having shooting pain.

I went to the ER and had xrays showing is was not a break(they diagonosed sprain), three weeks later I am still having issues(not as painful but still sharp pains when turning my wrist), so I am sent for additional xrays and a costly MRI.

The next day I was informed my xrays were good and the MRI shows tendonitis.

I have never had a problem with the wrist before the fall, did my fall bring on the tendonitis?

Thank you,



Joshua Answers:

Hi Brenda.

Yes, a fall can result in Tendonitis of the wrist or otherwise.

Technically, if you were diagnosed with a sprain then you hurt a ligament.

Depending on how you fell, you could have:

1. Overstretched a ligament
2. Stressed a tendon/muscle
3. Gotten a bone bruise on a wrist bone/joint bone.
4. All or a combination of the above.

Any option there will start an acute Pain Causing Dynamic, resulting in muscle tightness, a Process of Inflammation, a freaked out nervous system, pain, etc.

And that could lead to Wrist Tendonitis.

Maybe you already had a wrist tendonitis dynamic and the fall just put you over the edge.

On a very simple level, you fell down and impacted your hand/wrist/forearm. It's all involved. Maybe there's a couple specific spots that are worse, but you need to deal with it all.

Learn How To Reduce Inflammation. That will beneficially affect the overall structure and bring pain levels down.

Fair warning, if you have a bone bruise/joint lining bruise, that's going to hurt for a good long while. But you can speed up the healing.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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