Are you experiencing forearm pain?
The forearm houses the muscles, nerves and tendons that control your hands, wrists, and elbows. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having to go a day or more without use of your hands, you will appreciate how vital your forearms functions truly are! The following are common types of forearm pain.
An aching forearm is the result of one of the nearby joints being damaged to a point where inflammation has occurred. NO, don’t run and take anti-inflammatory medications. It will not fix your problem! Increased compression and overuse of those joints over a period of time causes inflammation and pain. You need to fix the problem that is causing the increased compression. We can help with this! But first, try 10 minutes of ice followed by 15 minutes of heat to help encourage healing.
Tingling or Burning Pain
This is neurological pain. Pain coming from irritated nerves. Somewhere along the way, from where your nerve leaves your spine in your neck and travels down your arm to your forearm, there is a nerve that is getting stuck. Most likely due to adhesion (glue) formation from the day-to-day overuse of your forearm.
Sharp Forearm Pain
This typically occurs closer to the attachment sites of the flexor or extensor tendons at the elbow. This results in a diagnosis of “Golfer’s” or “Tennis Elbow.” The tendons become damaged and elicit a sharp pain when you try to use them. Your body is trying to tell you “there’s a big problem here.” In this situation, it is extremely important to come in and get a complete and accurate diagnosed before it becomes an even bigger problem.
By treating the root cause, the pain will go away, and your motion and strength can return to normal. It is not worth risking further damage.
If you’re suffering from forearm pain, be treated by Orchard Park Chiropractor Dr. Brian Zelasko by calling (716) 677-5525.