Avoid further repetitive overuse of the wrist and try to improve your workstation and computer ergonomics. Application of ice to the painful area as well as over-the-counter pain medication can also be helpful.
An elbow brace strap applied to the forearm (below, not at the painful area) may also help to reduce the forces on the extensor tendons and provide some relief during daily activities.
Additionally, stretching of the wrist extensor muscles can also help. This can be done by bending the wrist downwards towards the palm while keeping the elbow straight. Do this stretch for 30 seconds, around three times a day.
Following treatment, it is important to gradually return to normal activity. It is also important to reduce the risk of recurrence by ensuring that you do not start unaccustomed levels of activity with repeated wrist extension, such as painting the house. Do take frequent short breaks when doing strenuous activities.
Subscribe to our mailing list to get the updates to your inbox