Pain in the forearm can be sudden onsest (acute) and include fractures of either the radius or ulna bones. Gradual onset pain in the forearm can be caused by nerve impingements or from overuse of the wrist. Or from referred pain higher up the arm or shoulder.
Injury to the median nerve at the elbow may cause symptoms to appear in the forearm, wrist and hand.
Forearm splints is similar to shin splints in the lower leg, although far less common. It comes on gradually occurring in those who repetitively use their wrist, contracting the forearm muscles.
The cubital tunnel is an area on the inner elbow through which the ulnar nerve passes. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression on the nerve and may also be known as ulnar nerve compression or hitting your 'funny bone'.
Pronator teres syndrome is an entrapment of the median nerve, where it passes between the two parts of the pronator teres muscle in the arm causing pain, numbness and tingling in the forearm and hand.
Anterior Interosseous Syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of the anterior interosseous nerve - a branch of the Median nerve. This nerve branches off from the median nerve, just above the inner elbow.
A broken forearm is usually a fracture to the radius bone, although may be a fracture of the ulna, or even both. The radius is more frequently injured than the ulna because of it is weight bearing.
An Ulna Fracture is a break in the Ulna bone, which is one of the two bones in the forearm. A fracture may occur from a sudden, direct trauma or impact, or a strong muscle contraction - known as an avulsion fracture.