Wrist tendonitis and beneficial herbs
2013-02-13 09:23:22
Wrist tendonitis
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The condition of wrist tendonitis is commonly produced due to the inflammation and irritation of the tendons all around the joint of the wrist. The wrist joint is surrounded by a large number of tendons, and most probably it occurs at the point where the tendons are crossing each other. Generally, the problem of wrist tendonitis is found in athletes like tennis players, cricket player, and baseball player etc. Among many other symptoms, swelling is one of the essential and initial symptoms of wrist tendonitis and is quite painful as well.

Causes

1.       The condition of wrist tendonitis is usually caused due to the repetitive overuse of the wrist joint, which induces inflammation and irritation to the tendons.

2.       In addition, this problem can also be caused because of a direct trauma to the joint or in junction with several other injuries and conditions.

3.       This condition can also be induced due to some medical conditions like Gout and rheumatoid Arthritis.

4.       Infections can also be one of the rare causes to produce this condition and this usually occur due to any cut or wound on the skin over a tendon.

Symptoms

The common symptoms of this condition are as follows:

1-      Pain and swelling

2-      Inflammation and irritation

3-      Reduced range of motion

4-      Shooting pain

5-      Losing the hand strength

6-      Numbness

7-      Soreness

Herbal treatments of wrist tendonitis

Some of the beneficial herbs used for the treatment of wrist tendonitis are as follows:

1 Turmeric

Turmeric is considered to be an effective herbal remedy for the treatment of wrist tendonitis and other joint pains. This great herb has anti-inflammatory properties and is available in capsule form, which can be easily taken with water.

2 Devil’s claw

According to various researches, the excellent herb of devil’s claw has been proved very beneficial in treating the symptoms of wrist tendonitis. In addition, this herb is an awesome pain reliever but it should be used after the recommendation of the doctor as the over dosage can cause harms.

3 Licorice roots

This is also one of the fantastic herbs used for the treatment of various disorders and helps to reduce the free radicals at the infected area. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties, the roots of licorice have proved to be very effectual in treating the symptoms of wrist tendonitis.

4 Fenugreek

This herbal remedy has been used since long times for the treatment of various disorders including wrist tendonitis. This herb has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and can be used in combination with milk to relieve pain in case of tendonitis.

5 Curcumin

This excellent natural herbal remedy is considered a strong pain reliever and has anti-inflammatory properties. The curcumin extracts can be applied to the affected area of tendonitis or can also be used orally in the form of capsules.

6 Ginger

This outstanding herbal remedy has various properties among which the most important are anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It helps to slow down the development of certain inflammatory compounds and blocks the transmission of the pain signals.

7 Ginseng roots

This traditional herb has been used since ancient times for curing several diseases and is also a great pain reliever. In case of wrist tendonitis, ginseng has shown excellent results.

8 Cranberry

This is an awesome herb and the extracts are used in combination of many other herbs. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties, cranberry extracts has proved to be very effective in lessening the effects of tendonitis.

 

Herbal as well as medical treatment is quite necessary for wrist tendonitis, but a healthy and active lifestyle also plays a vital role in reducing the negative effects of many disorders.

References

http://www.livestrong.com/article/164803-remedies-for-tendonitis-of-the-wrist/

http://ergonomics.about.com/od/tendonitis/a/wristtendonitis.htm

http://www.innovateus.net/health/how-treat-tendonitis-home

http://www.ehow.com/way_5592746_herbal-tendonitis-remedies.html

http://www.ehow.com/way_5661567_natural-drugs-relief-tendonitis.html

http://www.ehow.com/way_5661567_natural-drugs-relief-tendonitis.html

http://www.ehow.com/about_5426986_symptoms-wrist-tendonitis.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/67035-wrist-tendonitis-symptoms/

http://www.nysportsmed.com/index.php?/Hand-Wrist/tendonitis.html

http://www.seacoast.com/topic.php?health=treating+wrist+tendonitis+with+herbs

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