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Wrist and Hand Tendinopathy
Wrist and hand tendinopathy is a relatively common overuse condition which may affect one or more wrist tendons and is characterized by tissue damage, pain and often swelling of the affected tendons.
It most commonly occurs due to repetitive or prolonged activities placing strain on the wrist tendons .These activities may include sport as well as manual work .It may occur from other activities involving forceful or repetitive gripping of the hand.
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms usually develop gradually over time .Initially they present as an ache or stiffness in the wrist and hand following an aggravating or unaccustomed activity.
As the condition progresses pain may be felt with every day activities involving the wrist and hand.
With appropriate management most minor cases of tendinopathy can usually recover within a few weeks.