I’ve just been diagnosed with tendonitis. How can I keep my arm strong while I heal?

I played a little too much tennis and developed tendonitis in my right wrist. The doctor has put me in a rmovable brace to immobilize the area for a wew week, at which time I’ll get physical therapy. However, having my wrist immobilized for a such a long timewill deteriorate the muscle. I’m wondering how I can keep my arm fit without worsening the tendonitis.

How do I recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control? Is there a support group ….?

I have painful tendonitis symptoms in my right wrist caused due to repetitive typing and mousing. I have tried everything from ergonomic evaluation, to physical therapy but the symptoms keep coming back. Sometimes it gets so debilitating that I even have trouble holding the steering wheel. I am really really desperate to get better, to not have the tenderness and burning sensation, be able to play tennis again , to indulge in all the activities I used to…….. Any tips/suggestions are more than welcome. If there is a support group for people like me in the bay are, please please do let me know

Tendonitis Video Dr Allan Mishra

This is a video about Tendonitis Treatment Options by Dr. Allan Mishra. Non-operative, operative and emerging biologic treatment options such as platelet rich plasma will be discussed.

Heat for Tendonitis

Years ago I spontaneously dislocated my shoulder while swimming. I’ve had a sore shoulder since, and with a typing position it just exacerbates the soreness. I’ve gone to physical therapy for the tendonitis in the shoulder as well as had a cortisone shot. The therapy didn’t help much but the shot did; however every so often the shoulder starts getting sore and locking up again. I’ve found that a heating pad helps alleviate the pain, but a friend told me not to leave it on longer than 20 minutes because the fluid will start to build up and make it worse.

How long should I leave the heating pad on?
Curiously, why a moist heating pad? I don’t think I’ve hardly ever seen them anywhere..I have a regular plug in one that I use. And is it ice first and then heat or heat and then ice…I’ve gotten both responses here.