Forearm Splints – Forearm Pain Symptoms & Treatment
Conditions of the Elbow
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Elbow/Olecranon bursitis
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Biceps tendonitis
- Elbow contusion/bruise
- Humerus fracture
- Radial head fracture
- Olecranon fracture
- Pronator teres syndrome
- Median nerve injury
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Forearm splints
Treatment & Surgery
- Cold compress
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Shockwave therapy
Forearm splints are painful and frustrating injuries that occur most often in athletes, gymnasts, and weight trainers. This type of injury is due to tendons that are unable to stand the stress that is being placed on them. These tissues tear away from the bone or bones that they are attached to when a great amount of force is exerted on the muscles around the bones. This kind of splint is very similar to shin splints, and generally take about the same amount time to heal.
- Dull pain in the forearm.
- Pain increases as activity continues.
- Pain pin-pointed to the dorsal or back of the hand side of the forearm, mid-way between the wrist and elbow.
- Weakness in the wrist extensor muscles and tenderness deep in the forearm.
Conservative treatment such as rest or ice therapy will help in relieving pain and inflammation. If the pain does not subside after a long period of rest, it is advised to see Dr Siow for a professional treatment.
Our doctor provide consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
- Same-day admission
- Wheelchair accessible
- X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available
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