Wrist flexor tendinopathy is an overuse condition and often shows pain and swelling of the affected tendon(s).
The wrist flexors are the muscles on the palm side of the forearm and their function is to bend the wrist and fingers.
This injury is caused by overuse for example repetitive forehand, or serving in tennis. As an overuse injury, high repetitive movements and prolonged forces acting on the tendons (work or sports related) cause symptoms and aggravate.
Management involves using the “RICE regime” in the acute phase of injury, stretching and strengthening, possible bracing, and analysis of technique. In some cases immobilization with splints or braces may help to reduce the pain at the beginning (Skirven et al., 2011)
Skirven T.M. et al., 2011, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set E-Book, 6th Edition, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, p: 579