Strong Sharp Pain and Tingle. Do I have Wrist Tendonitis?

by Katy
(South Carolina)

I'm 17 years old. I do cooking, cleaning, and lift heavy objects daily.

I've be doing the same things for years. Just recently I have been getting a strong sharp pain through my wrist and hand but it goes away in 30 minutes but a tingle will linger for a while.

I don't get it everyday, but then randomly it will come back and it hurts worse than it did the first few times.

I asked my school's athletic trainer, he said it might be tendonitis.

Do i need to go to a doctor?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Katy.

I would never suggest that somebody not see a doctor to get worse case scenario's ruled out.

Tendonitis can look like/feel like a variety of different thigns. And realistically, it's more of a -dynamic- than an actual injury in most cases.

So, do you have an actual tendon injury? Unlikely.

Do you have a dynamic where the muscles in your forearm, whose tendons cross the joint and attach to the wrist and hand and fingers, are too tight and increasingly unhappy?


Do you have a slowly increasing Pain Causing Dynamic and Process of Inflammation?


Do you have some nutritional


Is the tingle bad?

Not necessarily.

Will the pain slowly get worse and last longer unless you do something effective for it?

Predictably, yes.

1. Where exactly do you feel the pain and tingle?

2. Any history of injury?

3. Overall health?

4. What does your daily food intake look like?

5. One arm or both?

6. Anything higher up the arm, shoulder, or neck?

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Nov 08, 2010
My Answers - Strong Sharp Pain and Tingle. Do I have Wrist Tendonitis?
by: Katy

1. Where exactly do you feel the pain and tingle?

I feel it on the inside of my wrist and throught my palm and fingers. It feels like my whole hand but i know it's not. It's just my wrist.

2. Any history of injury?

I never broke a bone or anything, I did start lift heavy objects at a very young and maybe it's catching up to me?? But overall? No Injuries.

3. Overall health?

I am Overweight for my age, it is not healthy I know but being overweight. I eat healthier than a lot of my friens and they're skinny and I drink plenty of water,and milk.

4. What does your daily food intake look like?

Usually no breakfast, i eat lunch most days, and i always have dinner. my lunch is usually a chicken sandwhich and whatever the veggie is that day and milk or water. and my dinner's always change, and depending on the meal i'll have a soda, sweet tea, milk, or water.

5. One arm or both?

just my right arm, if it help it's the hand I write with.

6. Anything higher up the arm, shoulder, or neck?

once in a while both of my shoulders and neck will hurt when the pain in my wrist shows up but that only happened a few times of the dozens of times that it has happened.


Joshua Comments:

Hey Katy.

It sounds more like this same scenario Sharp Electric Pain When I Bend My Wrist Back

Check that out. Sound familiar?

Point being, it sounds more like a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome issue than a tendon irritation Tendonitis issue.

Though it's a dynamic, so it's all the same mechanism really: tissue getting tighter and tighter and causing problems. And as always, there is some postural, neck/chest/shoulder involvement as well.

More questions, more answers.

Apr 15, 2012
do i have it? wrist tendonitis?
by: P

im only in eight grade and this morning i woke up and my wrist was hurting and it has for two weeks now and i decided it was time to check after today because i barely went to move pork chops in the fridge to get to my breakfast and it hurt really bad and i just want to know if i have Tendonitis.


Joshua Comments:

Hi P.

Maybe you have Wrist Tendonitis.

Maybe your wrist bones are out of alignment and you need to take a trip to a good chiropractor.

Maybe you're short on nutrition and could benefit from more/better food, even vitamin/mineral supplementation.

And certainly it couldn't hurt to learn How To Reduce Inflammation.

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