Inflammation or small tears in a tendon (tendinopathy) can cause wrist pain. Although
tendinopathy is a different condition than
carpal tunnel syndrome, both can respond to the same
home treatment tips:
Gently warm up your wrists and fingers before
beginning an activity. Fan open your fingers. Stretch your wrists forward and
back. Do some wrist circles. Repeat these stretches periodically throughout the
Keep your wrists straight rather than bending them while
riding a bike, knitting, chopping, using a mouse or keyboard, using various
tools, and driving.
Take frequent breaks from activities that
require repetitive wrist and finger motions.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma