I have been seeing a doctor for the past 5 months in regard to my left wrist having tendonitis.
I have had a MRI, worn a brace, iced it, 4 different types of medication with none relieving the pain, a cortisone shot, and hand/wrist therapy for 8 weeks and my wrist still hurts.
Of course I don't want surgery but I don't know of any other options.
Well, going with that you have actual Wrist Tendonitis and nothing else, then it's not particularly surprising that you still have pain.
Splints don't heal anything.
Corticosteroid shots and 'medications' don't heal anything.
You iced with ice packs?
I assume the hand/wrist therapy was stretching and strengthening?
Unfortunately, none of that worked for you, much less lowered pain levels significantly.
1. What exactly did the MRI show?
2. Describe the pain. Where, when, how, what helps, what hurts, duration, etc.
3. Age and overall health?
4. History if pain or injury in the area?
5. Why do you think it's Wrist Tendonitis as opposed to anything else?
I'm going to offer the following two suggestions before I get your answers, as I'll probably end up suggesting them when you answer, unless you surprise me with something.
For free, to lower pain levels significantly, Ice Dip as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.
For a complete self care protocol to reverse your Wrist Tendonitis Dynamic and heal any actual tendon damage, I suggest that you get the Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook.
Answer the above questions and let's make sure you don't have anything going on that would have be suggest something else.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert
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