Wrist Tendonitis with Cracking noise on my Wrist?!?

by Ervin Alvarado
(Salinas, PR)

Hello, I've had tendonitis for a long time, probably since I was a teenager (I'm 24 now).

I was really into working out but about a year ago I had to stop all excersices that required my left arm. :(

From time to time my wrist cracks and it hurts if I press on a particular spot of the wrist.

I really want to go back and hit the gym but I can't.

What should I do? Thanx


Joshua Answers:

Hello Ervin.


1. So...you had lingering, annoying pain since you were a teenager? Describe how those years went, symptom-wise.

2. Why do you think you got Tendonitis when you were a teenager?

3. Did you have an injury and that started it, or?

4. Overall health?

5. Any pain/problem other than the left arm?

6. Describe in great detail symptoms in your left arm. Where, when, how what helps what hurts, duration, etc.

7. Where is the spot that hurts when you press on it? Is that the only place that hurts when you press on it?

I wouldn't worry about the cracking. Muscles are too tight compressing the wrist joint, so when you move it, the joint can't move smoothly.

Everybody cracks to some degree or other. It's not optimal, it's a good clue, but I wouldn't worry about it at the moment.

I'd worry about other things....

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Jun 14, 2014
Wrist cracking feels good but now a knot forming under my wrist
by: PaulAnonymous

My wrist has popped and cracked for years. Lately a knot has begin to form under my wrist which seems to go into my hand I also experience some tingling and numbness.

Popping my wrist seems to alleviate the discomfort.


Joshua Comments:

Well, that's the think with cracking one's joints...it feels good momentarily.

But there's a reason that the joints are compressed enough such that they pop/crack....structures are too tight and pulling them joint together.

Jun 18, 2014
As I flex my left hand, a strange crunch sound form my left hand tendon is heard.
by: Hamza

Hi! I have been suffering from a strange problem (for me) for about 3 to 4 years. I am 16.

Whenever I flex my left arm, a strange crunch sound is heard from the tendon of left hand. So please its my request to tell me that what should I do in order to get rid of it.


Joshua Comments:

Hello Hamza.

The short answer is, you need to find the too tight muscle/connective tissue structure(s) that are shortening when you flex your left arm, which is causing the tendon to basically grind on other structures in the wrist.

Then you need to massage that too tight structure so it will loosen up and relax and give that tendon some 'slack', or more looseness.

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