How long does it take to heal tendonitis in the wrist?

A common, often seen condition with irritation and inflammation of the tendons around the wrist is known as wrist tendonitis. It, sometimes, leads to discomfort while moving the wrist. Repetitive stress and strain to the wrist due to work and sports is the most critical cause of tendonitis.

Time of Healing:

  • In mild and moderate cases, on seeing the symptoms, if the treatment is given immediately, and no other complicating factors are reported, the healing is possible in a short period, say in a couple of weeks.
  • Depending upon the patient's inherent healing capacity and other related factors, healing can take weeks together, months and even a year.
  • Proper and adequate rest and immobilization of wrist joints will help in reducing the pain and inflammation in a couple of weeks.
  • Healing is certainly slow with the rise in age, whereas damage is much more predominant. It is seen widely and commonly that elders suffer from tendonitis symptoms for months.
  • People suffering from other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis, will have delayed healing.
  • Continuing to work even amidst severe pain will aggravate the inflammation and pain, and healing will take several months or years just because proper initial treatment and rest are not given.
  • If the tendonitis is associated with other tissue damage due to injury, there will be an aggressive increase in the symptoms as the entire area is injured and it may take longer to get healed.