The forearm is the portion of the upper limb between the elbow and the wrist. The forearm contains two long bones, the ulna and the radius. A brief description of forearm muscles is as follows:
- Forearm muscles work on the elbow, wrist joints hands and digits.
- The muscles form fleshy masses in the proximal part of the forearm.
- Tendons of forearm muscles run through the distal portion of the forearm and continue further into the hand.
- There are two groups of muscles -- the extensor-supinator and flexor-pronar.
Forearm pain symptoms are almost exclusively the result of how the hands and arms are used now and in the past. Symptoms can also be caused by previous injury.
Movements, habits, and injuries all create patterns of strain that are completely unique to an individual. Forearm muscle pain will differ in many ways from any other cause of forearm pain because of tissue damage.
True forearm pain symptoms are invariably muscular. Symptoms of muscular forearm pain generally include a feeling of grabbing, aching, weakness, and/or possibly throbbing. Sometimes, straining the forearms can result in a stabbing pain.
Forearms rely on coordinated movements between the flexor muscles on the inside of the forearm and extensor muscles on the rear or external side. Frequently one side is overworked and the muscles glue themselves together for greater support against the strain. These phenomena are known as adhesions which are the prime causes of forearm muscle pain. Adhesions are when contiguous muscles bond together and act as a single homogenous unit. After bonding, invariably a small movement of the little finger would necessitate using the whole muscle-mass resulting in sustained fatigue and consequent pain.
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