Grandma With Wrist Tendonitis From Gardening And Carrying A Baby

by Grandma58

Little over a year ago I went overboard clipping bushes most of one day. Pain in wrist occurred.

Rested it, iced it, used wrist brace at night finally after about 4 months went to an orthopaedic doctor and was told I had tendonitis.

I got a corticosteroid shot and things were great for 3 months. In Jan. I began taking care of my new grandchild and holding an infant with my wrist bent seemed to really aggravated it, also gardening.

I did what I could to relieve the pain but 5 months after the first shot I got another and the doctor said maybe surgery would help if it came back.

Another 2 and a half months and I am in pain again with a new infant due in Jan.

My pain doesn't seem to involve the fingers.

With my hand extended my pain is in the bone at the (side of) wrist in line from the thumb to the inside elbow. Another place of pain is about 3 or so inches above that bone also on the inside of the forearm. It sometimes wakes me in the night I think because I bend it a certain way.

Grandma 58 years old


Joshua Answers:

Hi Grandma58.

1. "Maybe" and "surgery will help" are two things, that in my humble opinion, should never be said together.

2. As you've experienced, Corticosteroid Injections can remove pain, but they don't fix anything. The changes to the structure and the Pain Causing Dynamic are still firmly in place.

That's just the way Tendonitis works.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

3. So, what to do? Definitely learn How To Reduce Inflammation. That's an easy (if inconvenient) way to reduce pain levels.

You'll also want to relax the muscles and connective tissue in the hand and forearm. There are a variety of ways to do this, including stretching, yoga, getting a massage, etc.

To learn how to do it yourself, I suggest my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook.

You also -may- need to do some specific work on any specific scar tissue spots on the tendon. A skilled massage therapist can do this, or again, learn how to do it yourself in the ebook.

4. I thought for a moment that -you- were going to have another baby. I'm assuming it's not you. Here's an interesting link that may be valuable for the expectant mother: Pregnancy Carpal Tunnel.

5. Oh, also, Magnesium for Tendonitis. I'd definitely do some of that.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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