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.
Swelling in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or thumb
Pain – may be sharp or dull ache
Weakness in the upper limb especially grip strength
Rest / Ice / bracing
Physiotherapy which would include: pain control, treatment for swelling, stretching and strengthening program, brace prescription.
Ease up: Avoid activities that put excessive stress on the shoulder elbow and wrist tendons for prolonged periods.
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