Type ALL day at work. Play golf on weekends. Wrist Tendonitis. Want to golf pain free !

by Valerie
(Southern Nevada)

When I say I have wrist pain and that I type all day, the normal response is Carpal Tunnel. But my symptoms are more along the lines of tendonitis. I do not have any numbness in my fingers.

The pain I have is on the top of my wrists and does get worse as my workday goes on. When applying ice to the top of my wrists the pain subsides, so now I'm icing on the way into work, on the way home.

On weekends I ice on the way to the golf course.

When playing golf the pain will increase through the round. Mainly in my back swing when my wrists are cocked.

The pain is on the top of my wrists (both) at times it feels like a burning sensation. It increases with finger activity. I have had experiences when there has been severe pain in my thumbs. I do not know if this is connected or not.

I stretch my hands often and apply ice often.

Please let me know if you feel I could do something that would help with this pain.

I really don't want to get involved with a Dr over this, I do not want to go through a ton of tests if there's something I can try on my own.

Thanks for your time

Valerie Dunne


Joshua Answers:

Hi Valerie.

I'm 100% certain that you could do something about the pain.

And it's not the Rest, Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen, or Wrist splints and braces that your doctor would prescribe.

The pain and burning fall under the purview of the Symptoms of Tendonitis. That page will explain.

Tendonitis in general and Wrist Tendonitis specifically isn't that complex once you understand the process. And thus it's not so tough to minimize the symptoms and the SOURCE of the symptoms.

How are you icing? 20 minutes with an icepack, or as I describe on the How To Reduce Inflammation page?

My money-saving suggestion for quick results is to get my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook.

Moving on, some questions:

1. Do you have any history of injury?

2. How's your overall health?

3. Do you have any numbness and tingling?

4. How long has this been going on?

5. Did it come on slow, or did it show up all of a sudden?

(P.S. Looks like I'll be in Reno a fair amount in the near future, so possibly we can do a hands on session.)

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Nov 08, 2010
Questions answered - Type ALL day at work. Play golf on weekends. Wrist Tendonitis. Want to golf pain free !
by: Valerie Dunne

Thank you for taking your time to answer my concerns. I'm very open to suggestions and willing to purchase a book that I can refer to for help.

I'd love to speak with you in person, however I live on the southern tip of Nevada on the Calif border. You'll be up North where it's gonna chilly!

1. Do you have any history of injury?

2. How's your overall health?
Excellent, I'm not over weight and exercise regularly.

3. Do you have any numbness and tingling?

4. How long has this been going on?
Just about a year. The pain is when I spend most of the day typing, then go onto another activity. I try to keep my hand posture proper while typing.

5. Did it come on slow, or did it show up all of a sudden?
Came on slow.


Joshua Comments:

You're very welcome Valerie.

Ahhh, cold winters....but hey, it's not ten feet of snow like back east. THAT'S crazy!

Anyhoo, I think the Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook is a great choice for you.

That it came on slow over time points to a normal progressive Pain Causing Dynamic.

Things are TOO TIGHT, so when you type all that tight connective tissue gets tugged on, and that irritates the current chronic Process of Inflammation.

Nov 10, 2010
Help for wrist tendonitis
by: Sandy

I use Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional voice software to control my computer. I work in the IT industry and this has been a big help for my hands at reducing the constant use of my hands and wrists. With the Pro version, I can control all the programs I use, including windows, and if there is something I want to do that isn't built into the program or repetitive tasks that I do all the time, I can create my own custom commands.

I have also invested in my own professional wax machine so that I can slip my hands into a relaxing bath of warm scented wax when I get home from work. The heat makes the hands feel better and a good coating of moisturizer before dipping into the wax keeps your skin soft too.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Sandy. Thanks for sharing.

Yeah, aren't those hot wax dips awesome? Definitely worth it (if you use it).

I've heard about Dragon, several people on here use/used it.

If anybody's interested, I just took a look and found this: Save 5% on Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium with Coupon Code: mi6qbq39z..

Nov 27, 2010
Tennis - wrist tendinitis
by: Anonymous

I tried a western grip last spring and ended up with wrist tendinitis for 5 months. Pain became more severe, especially when I took time off.

So, I finally found this site. I then did two things - one, I did the ice treatments described herein (in the link), and wore a wrist brace to bed. Within two weeks, I was playing tennis pain free. Amazing what ice can do, and how much you can aggravate your wrist in your sleep.

Thanks Tendinitis Expert!


Joshua Comments:

Rock on!

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