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Wrist Tendonitis

What Is Wrist Tendonitis?

The wrist contains several tendons, and wrist tendonitis may result when one or more of them become inflamed. Normally, only one of the wrist tendons is affected, but in rare cases, it may involve more than one. Wrist tendonitis is sometimes referred to as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.

What Is the Cause of Wrist Tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis tends to be a repetitive motion injury since repetitive movements of the hand and wrist can easily cause tendons to become irritated. It is a common condition among people who regularly spend a great deal of time typing, but factory workers and athletes may also be susceptible to this tendon injury.

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What Are the Symptoms of Wrist Tendonitis Syndrome?

Discomfort in the wrist is usually the first symptom people with wrist tendonitis notice. In the beginning stages, this may only be felt in the wrist joint when performing certain motions. As time goes on, pain from tendon injuries intensifies and may make it difficult to flex or bend your wrist. Redness, tenderness, and swelling may also be present.

How Is Wrist Tendonitis Surgery Performed?

Treating wrist tendonitis typically requires surgery performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Humphrey will make an incision in your wrist so that the affected tendon may be “released” or cut from the tendon sheath. This approach can alleviate wrist tendonitis from stiffness and increase your range of motion once the wrist heals. Once the appropriate adjustments have been made, your outer skin will be sewn shut and covered with a bandage to promote healing.

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Is Wrist Tendonitis Surgery Right for Me?

If your condition often recurs and does not respond well to hot and cold physical therapy or over-the-counter medication, surgery could be needed to treat wrist tendonitis properly.

What Does Wrist Tendonitis Surgery Cost?

Surgery for Tendonitis is usually covered by insurance. For self-pay patients, providing you with the cost is not possible until after a treatment plan has been established. For this reason, your cost will only be discussed after your examination. Should surgery be necessary, there is a variety of payment options available, including the following:

  • Personal check
  • Cash
  • Major credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Financing through CareCredit®

Why Choose Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery?

The tendons in your wrist are complex, which is why your surgery should only be performed by a doctor with extensive knowledge of that part of the body. Dr. Humphrey has years of experience providing exceptional results to the patients of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and the surrounding area. Our Cape Girardeau office is located 66 miles from Farmington, MO and 55 miles from Ste. Genevieve, MO. Our goal is to work with you to provide a treatment plan that is in keeping with your lifestyle and medical needs.

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Isn’t it time you sought treatment for your hand or wrist disorder? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of wrist tendonitis and need wrist tendonitis surgery, please contact our Cape Girardeau, Missouri office now to schedule an appointment.

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