Can tendonitis in the wrists cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

I developed tentonitis in both wrists about a year ago while working as a teamster in a warehouse. It took over a month to heal up, and I have flare-ups on a regular basis because my current job requires me to type all day (I no longer work in the warehouse). I am dealing with the pain as best I can, wearing my custom splints when I don’t have to type, and taking painkillers only when absolutely necessary.

Lately, I’ve been noticing a tingling sensation in my fingers and hands whenever I lean on my elbows, sometimes leading to numbness. Is this from the tendonitis? I have never had this problem before.

I also ride a bike on a regular basis (instead of driving, so I do it a lot) which has caused some pain in my shoulders. I have been told that I need to see a chiropractor, and I plan to. However, I’m wondering what the cause of this tingling is. I cannot pinpoint it to correlating with either the wrist pain or the shoulder pain.

2 thoughts on “Can tendonitis in the wrists cause numbness or tingling in the hands?”

  1. I had the same problem with my wrist, then tingling in my fingers. I type here at home for fun, but it just got worse. I made an appt. with the chiropractor after all the exams and xrays, he adjusted my back. and yes it will went away. that was back in Dec. 2005 I still have not had any problems since then . so you should go and get checked, iI think it would be worth it.

    Good luck.

  2. Yes, it can. I’ve had tendonititis since high school, over 20 years. It could be weight gain as well with the leaning on arms or hands.

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