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Well since you had this examined and the diagnostic conclusion was tendonitis I think that this would seem most reasonable as to your probable cause. Tendonitis tends to be chronic or recurrent in nature. You may benefit to take an anti-inflammatory as the general recommendation HOWEVER WITH YOUR SPECIFIC HISTORY OF SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH GI PROBLEMS I WOULD BE VERY HESITANT FOR YOU TO USE A STANDARD NSAID...
Tylenol may be of limited help and would not hurt your stomach .Ask your doctor about considering perhaps a topical gel such as Voltaren gel and this over time may help. Cold application to tender or sore area may be helpful .OTC topical products such as ASPERCREAM may help to distract and reduce the sense of pain.
You may examine the possible factors Of your activities that may aggravate the condition and avoid these to extent possible. ( what have you noticed in this regard? Does grip with that hand cause pain for example ? Any numb or tingling of hand/ fingers ? ( thinking ? Of carpal tunnel syndrome) any limp noticed ?( thinking ? Ganglion cyst )
I hope that this is helpful for you
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Anthony Bray MD
Does it hurt to flex or extend your wrist ? Hurt to bend toward the ulnar side of wrist? Tender to press ?? Any sign of lump?
Ok, I agree that description sounds consistent with tendonitis. Measures that I discussed above I still recommend to help reduce inflammation and pain but protect your stomach.....
I think an aggravation of course but not of a serious nature ....
I mentioned several aspects of treatment above ...Tylenol/ Voltaren gel / avoiding aggravating activity / cold applications / Aspercream...
If these measures don't help then follow up with an orthopedic specialist.
If the pinkie finger and ring finger feel weak then you may have a nerve compression at some point affecting the ulnar nerve distribution. I would follow up with orthopedic specialist and let this MD know if your weakness.
I hope that this is helpful for you!