Can my wrist tendonitis from an old fall be getting worse?

by Melanie

Hi Joshua, my name is Melanie and I am 17.

2 years ago I fell off my trampoline onto my left wrist.

I got up and I couldn't move it at first but then I could.

The next day at school it started to hurt so I went to see the athletic trainer and he iced it then wrapped it for softball practice.

Well this has been going on and off for 2 years.

I went to the doctors in may 2009 and that is when he told me that I have tendonitis.

I was playing tennis a couple of weeks ago and I only played for about 45 minutes. Then the next day my wrist was hurting me so bad that I could barely move it.

I really want to play softball this year but I am afraid that this won't be gone by then.

What can I do?

Thank you :)


Joshua Answers:

Hi Melanie.

I wondered if you fractured or tore a ligament, but if you could play softball the next day I'm not too worried about that.

I assume that the doc diagnosed you with Wrist Tendonitis?

You likely some sort of version of:

1. Impact that caused some rip or tear in there somewhere, or overstretched a
ligament or tendon, or jammed some bones.

All these things, at the very least, sent the nervous system into a panicked must-protect-her mode.

2. Muscle tightness, inflammation and pain.

3. Time passes. Muscles get tighter and stay tighter, connective tissue shrinkwraps, nevous system continues to try to protect you by keeping things tight and by keeping a chronic Process of Inflammation in place.

So it's likely you have some amount of Tendonitis and you DEFINITELY have a Pain Causing Dynamic of proggressive tightness and pain.

What to do about wrist tendonitis?

First things first. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation.

Hit that hard for 7 days, and then update me and we'll go from there.

And ask any questions that you have.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Apr 28, 2012
Trampoline injury update
by: Melanie

Hi, this is an update for Joshua my name is Melanie I wrote to you when i was 17 now im 20 it was about an accident that I fell off my trampoline onto my wrist. At first I could not move it but then I could.

Now it has been going on 5 years since this has happened now my Wrist tends to swell up and I took and did the advice you gave me. It is hurting bad now to I can barely move it. :( can you Help me!!



Joshua Comments:

Hi Melanie.

Good to see you again!

Sure I can help.

But I need to know:

EXACTLY what you've done, self-care wise.

Exactly what results you got from whatever you've done.

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