Forearm Pain

Any kind of pain or discomforts of the arm is considered as forearm pain. Forearm is the area between the elbow and the wrist. Any injury, inflammation or other conditions can cause forearm pain. Issues that affect the muscles, blood vessels, bones, skin and the tendons can lead to forearm pain.

What are the causes of forearm pain?

Damage to the muscles, tendons, tissues or bones in the forearm cause forearm pain. It can also result from any injury or inflammation. Any infection, growth, cancer or any nerve problem can also cause forearm pain.

Common causes include:

Other causes:

What are the symptoms of forearm pain?

Pain will be accompanied with many other symptoms, including:

  • Tenderness

  • Muscle weakness

  • Redness

  • Warmth

  • Swelling

  • Pain in the shoulder, hand, arm or finger

  • Deformity of the wrist or elbow

  • Reduced mobility

  • Itchy skin

  • Numbness or tingling in the arms

  • Bruising

  • Lumps etc.

How it is diagnosed?

Along with the physical examination, forearm pain is diagnosed with the help of x-ray. If suspects to have any other connected issues, the doctor may suggest further tests for confirming.

What is the treatment for forearm pain?

Depending on the cause of pain, the treatment option may vary. If the pain is mild, taking rest and other home remedies like cold compresses and pain medications will be enough. Other treatment options include physical therapy and surgery.

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