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Upper Extremity Tendonitis – How to manage as a Dental Hygienist

February 4th, 2016 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: , , , , , Add a comment »

Causes: Tendonitis results from overuse and repetitive movements related to work or sport. This is most commonly observed in the shoulder, elbow and wrist in the Dental Hygienist population. Symptoms: Swelling in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or thumb Pain – may be sharp or dull ache Weakness in the upper limb especially grip strength Treatment: Rest / Ice / bracing Anti-inflammatories Physiotherapy which would include: pain control, treatment for swelling, stretching and strengthening program, brace prescription. Prevention: Ease up: Avoid activities that put excessive stress on the shoulder elbow and wrist tendons for prolonged periods.

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