Intersection syndrome is a swelling and inflammation of the tendons
that cross over the back of the wrist. It is caused by overuse or injury from
activities that use the wrist, such as weight lifting, heavy raking and
shoveling, downhill skiing, or canoeing.
Symptoms may include pain and swelling above the back of the wrist.
Treatment includes rest, splinting, and medicines to decrease swelling. A
steroid shot (injection), surgery, or physical therapy is sometimes
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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