Forearm pain

Ulna nerve

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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’. There are various reasons why the nerve becomes compressed, including arthritis and repetitive bending of …

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Anterior interosseous syndrome

Anterior Interosseous Syndrome

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. In this condition, the nerve becomes compressed, causing symptoms like pain in the upper arm and difficulty moving the thumb, index finger, and …

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Forearm splints

Forearm Splints

Forearm splints are 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 pain in the arm is normally dull and increases with movement, so resting from the activity is the simplest way to help this …

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Median nerve injury

Median Nerve Injury

Injury to the median nerve at the elbow may cause symptoms to appear in the forearm, wrist, and hand. Median nerve injuries are often caused by another acute injury which traps or tears the nerve, causing numbness in the forearm. Read more on the symptoms, causes, and treatment of this arm injury. Symptoms of a …

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Pronator teres syndrome

Pronator Teres Syndrome

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. As the name indicates, pronating the hand (turning the hand with the palm facing down) can cause and exacerbate this …

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