7 Little Known Facts about Tendonitis and How to Cure It

7 Little Known Facts about Tendonitis and How to Cure It

Wrist tendonitis does not happen to sports persons only as any common person can equally be exposed to it. If you are facing pain, irritation or even inflation in your wrist, you are surely having wrist tendonitis.

A Tendon is basically a tissue – a strong issue which attaches a muscle to the bone and tendonitis happens when your tendons are inflamed. This can be due to many reasons but not all reasons are sports related. Excessive use of technology such as computers and exposure to other machinery can increase the risk but there are other factors too. In most of the cases, the pain often becomes unbearable forcing people to seek active medical help.

If you are suffering from this condition now or just want to know more, here is a list of things you should know.


1. Symptoms can be sudden

The overall symptoms of wrist tendonitis can be sudden or they can develop over a period of time. If you start to feel pain in your wrist or it becomes stiff and burns, you should consult your doctor for an early diagnosis of wrist tendonitis.

2. Reduce the use of Computers and other machines

Using a computer mouse and the constant movements over touchscreens and keyboards could be likely causes of this health condition. You need to make sure you use computers and other devices wisely as you may easily fall victim of this health problem.

3. Risk increases with age

It is a scientifically proven fact that as we age our bones become weaker, therefore, the chances of developing this condition at the later stages of our life is a big possibility.


4. Always choose your expert wisely

Many people often misunderstand wrist tendonitis with carpal tunnel pain but these are different issues and it takes real expertise to actually understand the difference between the two.

It is also to be noted that this condition can be corrected with self-care but if the condition persists over a period of time and it interferes with your day to day activities, it’s time to actually find a qualified expert. You need to find a qualified and skilled person to actually help you heal this pain as a wrong diagnosis and treatment can actually aggravate your pain instead of providing you any relief.

5. Icing vs heating

Two most common treatments for this condition are whether you ice your wrist or apply heat to it. Though both methods are considered as good, applying ice is preferred over applying heating.


Icing actually numbs the pain and help the nerves to constrict which provides quick relief for the pain. Applying ice early especially within first 3 days is considered as most effective. Another alternative available to you is using handheld equipments to massage your wrists and hands. Applying heat or cold through such handheld equipments can be great for your healing.

6. Exercises

Besides icing and heating, wrist and hand exercises are another way to treat this condition. If your specialist recommends exercises, you may have to regularly go the center for exercises or you can even perform them at home.

This condition often develops due to playing sports which involve wrists including cricket, golf, hockey and other sports. If you are playing golf, you need to make sure you use golfrange finders to assess the distance so that you can apply appropriate force through your wrists before hitting the ball.


Similarly, if you play cricket, you need to make sure your eye and hand coordination is good otherwise your wrist can suffer a lot due to the application of irregular force through your wrists. In most cases, external assistance is always required to perform the exercises.

7. Herbal Treatments

Though there are normal traditional treatments available through qualified medical practitioners, there are some herbal treatments available too. You may try complementary therapies including homeopathic medicines which you can easily find in any health store.

Wrist Tendonitis can be harmful and can restrict your ability to perform day to day activities. It is therefore always better to spot the symptoms early on and start to manage them right from the beginning.

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How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.


3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.


Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:


Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.


8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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