I'm a violist having some issues with tendonitis in my left wrist. The problem originates from the tendon on the outside of the wrist (the one below the pinky finger) and kind of runs down the arm when things get painful. It's basically from overuse (yes, I'm a dork and I practice a lot) and I'm having a bit of trouble bouncing back. My doctor gave me a brace and told me to take ibuprofen like candy and ice it a few times a day. This is working... sort of. A mixture of Pilates, yoga, and a little Alexander have been helpful also.
Just thought I'd drop in and introduce myself. :-)