Forearm Splints – Forearm Pain Symptoms & Treatment

Forearm Splints

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.

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