Seriousness Of 8 Year Old Wrist Tendonitis

by C


I was told I had wrist tendonitis about 8 years ago.

I'm pretty sure that it's wrist tendonitis due to feeling the stiffness around the lower part of my palm/ elbow. I believe I got it from drumming a lot in high school. The only real times I feel it are when I write, sometimes when I play videogames.

Over the years, I've pretty much understood that tendonitis is un-curable, in sense that it will never go away, but you can take steps to ease the tension.

What I want to know, is there any severe consequences for just ignoring the tension and irritation? I fell it when I write and do some activities, but I just ignore it and move on.

Is this bad or potentially harmful to my body and will it make it worse?


Joshua Answers:

Hi C.

Whoever says that Tendonitis is uncurable, has no idea how to effectively work with it.

Sure, it takes some work and some diligence, and if you stop too soon, then it won't be 'cured'.

The short answer to your question about 'will it get worse, is it dangerous', is, yes.

Sooner or later, it's predictable that, if you continue to use your arms and hands over the course of your life, it will get worse.

That's how the Pain Causing Dynamic works.

Throw in a little nutritional insufficiency and/or deficiency, and that doesn't help at all.

Is it dangerous? Well, it's not so much about damage as DYSFUNCTION. Too tight, for too long, and the body works less and less well.

It might work out that it gets better, but in that you've had symptoms for 8 years....I wouldn't bet my money on it magically just going away.

So the question becomes, what are you going to do about it to make your body better?

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