Hand and Wrist Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hand and wrist health.

What are the symptoms of wrist tendinosis?

If you have wrist tendinosis, you will notice symptoms along your thumb and wrist, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon(AAOS).

Wrist tendinosis symptoms, according to the AAOS, include:

  • difficulty moving the thumb and wrist because of pain and swelling
  • pain in the side of the thumb and wrist that appears either gradually or suddenly. This pain can travel to the wrist and forearm, and gets worse when the thumb and hand are in use, especially when gripping something tightly or twisting the wrist
  • snapping sensation felt when moving the thumb
  • visible swelling on the side of the thumb and the wrist, which could also include a fluid filled cyst

Talk to your doctor for more information about wrist tendinosis symptoms.

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Source: Michael Rymer, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates