23 year old male have had bad right wrist now for 3 years

by Tom

Hi there, I am 23 year old male and I have had a bad right wrist now for just over 3 years (on/off).

I cant remember how I even injured it in the first place, but it comes and goes.

When the pain is there I will get a sharp pain going from the left hand side of my right wrist(just under the thumb) into the centre of the wrist. Its sometimes so bad it hurts to push a door open, pick things up and to grip things.

The pain will stay for about 2-3 weeks then it will go. It will then come back a month or 2 later with the same symptoms.

I have had physio, seen doctors and had an MRI scan. The MRI scan showed nothing however the wrist wasnt hurting at the time of the scan. I have also had a cortisone injection at the hospital which worked for about 4 months but now the pain is back.

I play a lot of golf and in the past when I have had the pain I rested the wrist for about 5 weeks and I thought the pain had gone forever but it just keeps coming back.

In you opinion does this sound like Tendonitis?

If so what is the best ways of getting rid of it for good? As im worried that I may have it for the rest of my life or that further damage may happen to the wrist and stop me doing the things I love to do.

If you could help that would be brilliant as I have tried everything.

Kind regards

Tom Bowgett


Joshua Answers:

Hi Tom.

Yes, it
absolutely sounds like a Tendonitis dynamic to me.

See: What Is Tendonitis

I say 'dynamic', because many factors go Symptoms of Tendonitis. And 'damage' isn't the only factor.

You SHOULD worry that you'll have it the rest of your life. Tendonitis doesn't just go away on it's own. Rest won't help tendonitis, as you've so clearly shown.

But that's just the default, how the body automatically works. Can you make it better, make the pain go away, play as much golf as you want without pain? Absolutely.

Will it take some time and effort? Yes. But mostly it will take diligence...doing a little bit repetitively every day. The more of the CORRECT self care you do, the faster your symptoms will go away and the longer they'll stay away.

Were it me I'd get the Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook and follow the plan you'll find in there.

Or you can start with:

Magnesium for Tendonitis


How To Reduce Inflammation

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Dec 27, 2014
I've had this wrist pain forever
by: Marcelo


I believe I have wrist tendonitis. I've had this background pain on my wrist since for ever but never gave much thought to it. Recently it has gotten worse and it's hard for me to ignore it most of the time. It's alway present but hurts the most when I'm actively using my hands (typing, carrying loads, paddling my surfboard).

By massaging my tendons I can trigger the pain. I'd love to be pain free, but the prospect of having to rest my wrist for weeks makes me delay dealing with the problem.

But it's now bad enough that I feel I have to look into it. Is your treatment compatible with activities like typing and surfing? What kind of time investment does it require? What is the success rate?

Kind regards,



Joshua Comments:

Hi Marcelo.

Yep. That's how the Pain Causing Dynamic works.

Pain, and eventually, more pain. And activity aggravates an already aggravated dynamic.

Rest doesn't work, so that's smart not to want to do that. (See the link in this thread.)

"But it's now bad enough that I have to look into it". Yes, indeed. A little bit of pain is not motivating. More pain is.

"Is your treatment compatible with activities like typing and surfing?" Yes.

"What kind of time investment does it require?" That depends on how motivated you are and how fast you want the symptoms to go away.

You can do a little, or you can do a lot. Your actions create your results. Either way, you'll learn tools to get rid of pain and keep it away.

Said another way, your body isn't working correctly right now, and you'll learn how to get it working better/right again.

"What is the success rate?" I don't know the exact numbers. My experience is, people that stick with it and do what I tell them to do get the results they want.

See Related: Can I Get Rid Of This Hand And Wrist Tendonitis Pain Forever For The Sake Of My Future Career?

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