Forearm pain

Pain in the forearm can be divided into two compartments namely the front and back. The front consist of muscles that pulls the wrist and fingers forward, and the back compartment has muscles pulling the fingers and wrist backwards. Pain in the forearm is usually because of an overload or stain of the muscles.

Causes of forearm pain

Repetitive stain from carrying or picking up heavy objects will cause the muscles in the forearm to tighten and stiffen up. This will limit the movement of the wrist and the hand.

Nerves can get compressed in the forearm producing pins & needles or numbness that spreads into the fingers. This is merely treated by removing the compression off the nerve and making sure the nerve can slide and glide (like it needs to).

Our professional experience with forearm pain

We are able to pinpoint the muscle or nerve pathway that produces the pain. In most cases the problem seems to come from a muscle overload and can be treated in one or two session.

We have found dry Needling and strapping are very effective in patients suffering from various upper limb pains. We will provide you with treatment and tell you what needs to be done to prevent it from coming back.

Common forearm injuries we treat:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Nerve entrapment

Symptoms of forearm pain

Mild symptoms 

  • Pain with wrist movement
  • Pain when gripping
  • Pain while lifting/carrying
  • Pain turning door knobs; pouring kettles; opening jars & bottles

Moderate symptoms 

  • Burning pain at rest
  • Sharp pain when moving against resistance
  • Pain radiating down the forearm to the fingers
  • Sharp pain when gripping
  • Stiffness and pain when stretching

Severe symptoms

  • Unable to twist the wrist
  • Unable to put weight on the arm (lean on hands)
  • Unable to bend or straighten the elbow
  • Numbness
  • Pins & Needles into the fingers