Wrist Tendonitis Since I Was 7

by Spencer

First of all, thank you Mr. Tucker for taking my message. I have had recurring what I think to be tendonitis since I was about 7 years old.

I am 16 now, and I have been experiencing it in my right wrist since I was about 7 and in my left wrist, just in the last two years or so. I feel it just in the wrist between the bones of my forearm and my hand, the muscles of my forearm and hand haven't ever been tender, but if so, so little that I don't notice.

I will have it off and on; for a week or so it will hurt and then stop for a month and hurt for two weeks... but rarely both wrists at the same time.

I've tried to not let it interfere with my daily life, but I'm sick of it and I want it to be better. I assume its from typing on the computer and playing too many video games (I don't play a lot of video games anymore, just when I was younger) and I try as often as I can to type without resting my wrists but I slip up.

I just don't know what to do anymore, every time I think its gone, it comes back. Could you help me out?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Spencer.

It's not surprising to me that it
keeps coming back. That's generally just the way it works.

Since you were 7...you weren't typing or playing video games back then were you?

Hmmm. The only reason a 7 year old would be having pain like that is either A. Some weird genetic thing or illness/disease, or B. Nutritional deficiency.

It could be purely a physical overuse issue, but I highly suspect there is a nutritional component as well.

Describe for me your diet, your historical diet, your overall health, and your family's overall health, and a description of a routine day for you.

For the immediate future, start ice dipping for Wrist Tendonitis as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

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Dec 15, 2009
PART 2 - Wrist Tendonitis Since I Was 7
by: Spencer

Hello again.

My diet has never been bad in my opinion.

My parents always made me eat my vegetables, and I typically try to eat well myself. I do tend eat a lot of lipids; I'm taking advantage of it while I'm still young.

My dad has a 5 way bypass when he was 38, about 12 years ago. That really scared him and he improved his whole health situation completely and has remained faithful to that to this day.

They said he was due for another bypass two years ago, and apparently he's doing well. His mother died a year ago at the age of 84 of kidney failure. His father died of lung cancer in 1981. My Mother's parents are both relatively healthy, though on the heavy side. They are in their early seventies.

My overall health seems to be pretty good. When I got my physical to do sports in school, my doctor said that I should just be watching out for moles on my body changing color, but that's all.

I have very frequent indigestion though, and I try to make my diet ease that by eating more basic vegetables. I have two brothers, both of which have the same indigestion issue, but not the tendonitis (at least not that I know of). I did play a lot of video games when I was younger; that definitely could be a contributing factor.

I type on the computer on a regular basis, probably at least two hours each night. Perhaps I should cut back on that?


Joshua Comments:

Hi Spencer.

There are a few options for the indigestion, but the first and most likely is Gluten Intolerance. You can find out more about that at www.Easy-Immune-Health.com

Gluten Intolerance runs in family lines and genetics. So it makes sense that your brothers also experience digestion issues. (Could be a parasite, could be something like H-Pylori overgrowth, which would also affect an entire family).

If you have Gluten Intolerance bad enough, then you can get Leaky Gut, which among other things, allows nutrients to leak through the walls of your digestive tract.

Your Tendonitis pain -could- be from not having enough nutrients.

Have you done the Ice Dipping? Do that SERIOUSLY for 7 days, and let me know the results. If it helps, that is a clue. If it doesn't, that is a clue too.

But right off, I'd say you don't eat enough protein, probably not enough calories, and that you are hurting for Vitamin D and Magnesium.

I would be curious to see what happens to the pain if you use Magnesium Oil on it. (I FINALLY found a good source of mag oil after a long search. This is good stuff, and Mercola's is the cheapest I've found. It should be cheap, it's just magnesium, nothing fancy.)

Ice Dip, and let me know the results. Also, let me know what else you've tried and the results of that.

Apr 10, 2015
Recap after 6 years
by: Spencer

Hi there again. After all this time, finally I discovered what the cause of my issue is. I have had a synovial cyst in my wrist that until recently was too small to even notice! The cyst just obstructs the movement of my wrist and bruises the tissues around it when I put to much strain on it. A doctor tried to drain it, but I think I'll have to have it surgically removed eventually.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Spencer.

Oh, how time flies.....

Well, that's 'good' to know.

I'm not a huge fan of 'hit it with a big heavy bible', but that' was the man form of treatment for a good long time.....

Was it too small to get a needle into? Why couldn't it be drained?

Where exactly is it (meaning, easy to get to, or NOT easy to get to)?

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