Your forearm is comprised of the ulna and radius bones that come together to join at the wrist. An injury in the bones or the surrounding nerves/muscles can lead to forearm pain and differs depending on the affected area.
The pain can vary from aching and dull, typically seen in osteoarthritis, to shooting and burning, in nerve pain or damage. The pain can affect normal function with your arm or hand, resulting in tingling and numbness.
If you are experiencing Forearm pain, our specialists and physical therapists at New Mexico Orthopaedics can help you address your symptoms and create a treatment plan to minimize pain and potential long-term damage.
COMMON INJURIES AND SOURCES OF PAIN
Other possible symptoms associated with forearm pain include:
- Swelling in Fingers and Forearm
- Numbness in Fingers or Forearm
- Change in Strength (Weakened Grip Strength)
- Poor Range of Motion
- Popping, Clicking, or Catching in Elbow or Wrist Joint
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Beginning with imaging, we will seek out the underlying cause of your forearm pain and build a customized treatment plan. Whether a non-surgical or on rare occasions, a surgical option is required, we will work with you to get your range of motion back.
Treatment options may include:
- Physical Therapy
- Braces or Immobilization