Forearm Pain Causes

December 14, 2010 by  
Filed under tennis elbow

forearm-pain-causes There’s no arguing that certain parts of our bodies endure more wear and tear than others on a daily basis.  For example, the forearm muscles.  Imagine if you actually counted how many times a day you made a fist or gripped something in your hand.  When you do grip something, your forearm muscles, tendons and ligaments are all activated.  So what exactly causes forearm pain and discomfort and how can you get rid of it?

The first thing to consider when trying to eliminate and recover from forearm pain, is to try and learn how the forearm muscles can be injured.  For the majority of forearm pain sufferers, the cause of their forearm pain can be attributed to some type of repetitive action that involves using a tight grip on some sort of object to complete or perform a task.

For example, overusing your forearm muscles in the gym, simply by gripping a barbell or dumbbells.  If you’ve just started working out or have recently returned to the gym or fitness center after some time off, you can expect to have some forearm pain and soreness.  This type of forearm pain is normal and should go away as you continue with your exercise program.

But if you’re job, occupation or sports activity involves using a tight grip on objects such as power tools, screwdrivers, hammers, raquet sports, chef knives, scissors, baseball, golf or even shoveling snow or raking the lawn can all cause small tears in your forearm tendons and/or muscles.  The small tear(s) causes swelling and inflammation of your forearm tendons and muscles and is precisely what’s causing forearm pain and discomfort.

Combined with the pain and discomfort, you may also experience some of the following symptoms:

  • forearm pain at night and in the morning
  • difficulty in making a tight fist
  • a weakening grip
  • a burning sensation on the outside of your forearm
  • grating or grounding sounds when you bend and rotate your forearm
  • arm stiffness and difficulty in extending your arm fully, especially in the morning

But that’s not all!

If you can relate to any of the above symptoms and also have forearm pain when you grip a coffee mug, shake someone’s hand, turn a doorknob, feel elbow pain when you extend or flex or wrist, notice elbow/forearm pain when you use a screwdriver, then I’m afraid to tell you that you are most likely suffering from the most common type of repetitive strain injury that affects the forearm and elbow called tennis elbow.

You don’t have to play tennis to suffer from tennis elbow.  Tennis elbow in laymen terms is commonly described as pain and inflammation on the outside of the elbow/upper forearm.  It’s a fact that over 95% of all reported cases of tennis elbow actually come from non-tennis players!

So what’s the best forearm pain treatment and remedy for tennis elbow?

Well…as someone who knows exactly what you are going through, I can tell you that you don’t need to waste hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on doctors, elbow braces, anti-inflammatory pills, cortisone shots or stinky muscle creams to stop your forearm pain and tennis elbow injury.

In fact, all it really takes to completely eliminate your forearm pain and cure tennis elbow are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of home while sitting in your comfy chair watching your favorite television show – without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!

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2 Responses to “Forearm Pain Causes”

  1. guy on July 8th, 2011 12:01 pm

    i get pain on my right forearm

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