People tend to put up with minor discomfort until their issue regularly interrupts their life. These issues aren’t often major concerns but can progress to become debilitating given how often we use our hands.

What falls into this category?

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Muscle strains, Tendon injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • RSI – repetitive strain
  • FOOSH injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ergonomic issues

What are the symptoms?

  • Dull or achy Pain
  • Pinching/grabbing/sharp pain
  • Weakness
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Stiffness

When should I get treatment? 

There are a mix of causes for this region, and most people tend to try and put up with a problem until it becomes too much. If it’s become annoying, or stopping you from something in your normal life – it’s time to get it assessed! If it’s not changing, worsening or you don’t know why it hurts, it’s very unlikely to magically fix itself. Numbness and tingling at your desk or in bed is often a reason for people to seek treatment.

What treatments help?

Once the issue has been investigated properly and diagnosed, treatment can involve manual therapy such as massage, dry needling, stretching, joint articulation techniques and more to relieve symptoms to the area and improve function. 

Exercise prescription is nearly always a part of management to continue resolving the issue and make it more resilient to future injury! In some cases, surgery or injections may be required from a specialist.

Book here to show us your arm, so we can help find the cause and take the pressure off.

Reference: https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/bones-joints-and-muscles/forearm-pain