Quick treatment of wrist tendonitis?

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  1. callmethedoctor

    callmethedoctor Banned

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    So, I have pain in the pinky (ulnar) side of my wrist when I play tennis sometimes, and it lasts throughout the day after playing. I think it's tendonitis of the ECU or FCU. It doesn't hurt so much to pronate/supinate or to flex/extend, but moving side to side (abduction/adduction) hurts most. Tennis season is half over and I just want a temporary treatment that I can easily do without buying anything. I will take a few months off when the season ends. I just want it to stop for the time being so it doesn't get worse.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. callmethedoctor

    callmethedoctor Banned

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    Anyone? I need it to feel ok for my tournament tomorrow...
     
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  3. ollinger

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    The lack of responses is the message....THERE ISN'T ANY quick treatment for this condition. You plan to keep playing with this? You will get what you deserve.
     
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  4. charliefedererer

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    Take at least a few days off to see if the inflammation goes down. If it doesn't take a few more days off. (That's off from hitting - do even more agility drills and HIIT to get in even better shape.)

    I know each match seems important now. But you don't want it to get to the point where you lose the rest of your season, including end of season tournaments.
     
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  5. TNT16

    TNT16 Semi-Pro

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    Wrap or tape your wrist. Many pros do (Davydenko, Soderling, many others). I have identical tendonitis-like pain in my wrist from time to time. Wrapping helps and appears to be a good preventive measure.

    The trick is to wrap it firm but not too tight - you will figure out what tension works best for you.

    I personally do not like athletic tape at all because it is too stiff. What works well for me is [ACE] "Sports Underwrap". It is essentially the thin spongy stuff that is used as a layer before athletic tape is applied so as to avoid ripping off hairs etc. This thin sponge tape is very flexible so I can wrap my wrist tight without cutting off circulation or losing flexibility. And it absorbs sweat.
     
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  6. callmethedoctor

    callmethedoctor Banned

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    Thank you. I'm looking for treatment, not cure. I will 'cure' it 2 weeks from now because my tennis season is almost over. But for the time being, I will take the above poster's advice as much as I can.
     
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  7. charliefedererer

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