What causes forearm pain?
Two of the most common causes of forearm and elbow pain are:
1. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylosis) is pain on the outside of the elbow.
2. Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis or medial epicondylosis) is pain on the inside of the elbow.
Tennis elbow and golfers elbow are caused by an overload to the forearm muscles, creating pain on the outside or inside of your elbow. While this can be caused from playing tennis or golf, these are commonly seen in people that use their hands for a living. This causes pain in the forearm when performing activities that involve gripping, grabbing, lifting, or typing.
When your forearm muscle is strained or overloaded it will cause adhesions to form. Reducing the adhesions will restore normal strength, flexibility, and movement. This will then eliminate pain and improve the performance of the muscle. To learn more about adhesion please click the following link (Adhesion).
If you are experiencing forearm pain near your elbow, it is important to be evaluated by a professional. At Phipps Soft Tissue & Spine, we do a complete analysis to be sure that we pinpoint the source of your forearm or elbow pain.
About the Soft Tissue Treatment Provider
- Dr. Phipps graduated 1st in his class and has spent the last 13 years focusing on the treatment of soft tissue injuries and pain like forearm muscle strains.
- He has encountered many labels given to forearm and elbow pain in his years of experience treating patients in Williamsville, NY. Self-diagnosing your condition or relying on ineffective treatments such as stretching, exercises and massage will only delay the appropriate treatment you need and could make your condition worse.
- Dr. Phipps is a level 5 Integrative Diagnosis provider and an expert at diagnosing and treating adhesions by localizing and breaking them down using his hands.
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