Tendonitis in Forearm
, the swelling of the tendons anywhere from the wrist to the elbow or forearm to the wrist, is not only painful, but can also inhibit patients from performing routine, everyday activities.
The treatment below can be used for tendonitis in the elbow. Although general strain and age can increase the risk of developing forearm tendonitis, healthy athletes and young people are not immune from this condition, even though most people affected are over 40 years of age.
Forearm tendonitis is quite common among weight-lifters, due to the repetitive, constant stress and pressure placed on the forearm. The regular use of heavy weights can cause muscles and tendons in the forearm to tear, resulting in significant pain.
Those engaged in strenuous manual labor, involving regular lifting and repetitive movement of the arm are also at a higher risk of developing forearm tendonitis.
What are the Symptoms of Forearm Tendonitis?
An aching pain is the most common symptom of forearm tendonitis, although this is usually accompanied by redness and a burning sensation in the arm. Significant soreness is also often accompanied by stiffness and a decrease in the mobility of the arm.
Some sufferers report pain both during and immediately after physical activity, as well as pain in the morning and during the night, when the arm is usually resting. In some cases, the forearm will also feel unusually warm when touched, and some people have described hearing grinding sounds when rotating or moving their wrist and forearm.
What does R.I.C.E. Stand for?
The acronym R.I.C.E. refers to the most common form of treatment used by people who suffer from forearm tendonitis. R.I.C.E. is a non-invasive, natural form of treatment and includes a period of rest, during which time one avoids lifting heavy items or straining the muscles in any way.
As with other forms of tendonitis, the application of ice can be very useful in alleviating the swelling and pain. It is, however, recommended to apply ice for a period not exceeding 20 minutes and to have the ice cubes wrapped in a towel in order to minimize the risk of frostbite.
Some people prefer to use a bag of frozen pees instead of ice. The application of light pressure to the entire forearm has also proven helpful, as well as keeping the arm in a slightly elevated position. To learn the correct way to apply ice, click the following link: Ice an Injury
In most cases, home remedies have proved very successful in treating forearm tendonitis. Nevertheless, if the symptoms persist for more than two weeks, it is wise to consult a doctor who may recommend cortisone injections or anti-inflammatory drugs. Only in very rare cases will a health care worker recommend surgery.
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