Years of Wrist Tendonitis, Ice Dipping Really Helps
Hi there, I've had pains in my wrist for years and it is aggravated from long sessions of being on the computer and doing repetitive or constant tasks requiring the strength of my wrists and forearms. I found your site and tried ice dipping. Today will be my 7th ice dip, a week since I tried it.
So far it has stopped the pain except for one night (on Saturday, I'm typing this on a Tuesday) when I was on the computer far too long.
On that night, merely swinging my arms would produce the pains in my wrists.
My question is, what should I do after I ice today, is there anything I can do to help from keeping this problem coming back again?
I'm afraid I may have reset the 7 day clock by aggravating my wrists again on Saturday.
If the pains do come back, should I ice dip for a week, should I just try to stop typing so much?
I am just worried that my wrists are permanently damaged and that this pain will become constant and irreversible.
There has to be some behavior i can change so I wont create the same problem that gave me wrist Tendonitis in the first place.
I'm glad (and not surprised) that the Ice Dipping is working.
So for you specifically, it's clearly a reliable way to keep pain levels down. It may not be a 'fix', but then, you're doing a lot of the exact same repetitive motion which continually irritates your Pain Causing Dynamic
So you can keep ice dipping, and doing the same activities. It will stabilize, or get better to some degree.
It depends on how much you ice dip, how often you ice dip, and how much continual irritation you put on your arms.
There are also nutritional elements too.
I would get and start working with Reversing Wrist Tendonitis
* Increase your protein intake.
* Supplement with Magnesium for Tendonitis
* More water intake too.
* Regularly and frequently shift your ergonomics at your keyboard. Shift mouse sides. Shift chair heights and angles and such. Get a different keyboard and alternate between the two.
'Permanent' is an interesting concept. Yes, it will continue to hurt and likely get worse as long as you continue to use your hands like you do. YOu're not broken, or even injured, just TOO TIGHT.
Chronic tightness causes problems, as you are experiencing.
And by the way, the 7 days thing is just a time frame to learn what happens with 7 days of steady ice dipping. Now you know whether you need to ice dip more, or less, etc.
Also, make sure the water is ICE cold.
KEEP ICE DIPPING. You need to overwhelm the chronic (and acute, it sounds like) Process of Inflammation
So that was a lot all thrown at you all at once. Digest as necessary.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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