Forearm pain

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by Guest Posts on Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:08 am

Forearm pain

I am getting a pain in my forearm which comes and goes. It is most noticeable when I raise a glass or mug from the table to my mouth. Is this some form of arthritis? Should I be doing exercises or seeing anyone to try and correct it?

Any help and advice would be appreciated, thank you. Penny
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by Arthritis Action on Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:49 pm

Re: Forearm pain

Forearm pain which is separate from any joint pain is very unlikely to be due to arthritis which affects the joints. It could be muscle pain as it is provoked by activity or something like tennis elbow which causes tenderness over the outer side of the elbow especially when lifting. Tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis and can be treated with physiotherapy, stretching, massage or acupuncture, and of course avoiding the activity that is provoking the pain. Tennis elbow or epicondyle supports can aso be helpful - most chemists stock these. Injections are no more effective than simple measures.

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by Tracy Corbett on Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:51 am

Re: Forearm pain

I agree with Dr Holden's advice. It doesn't sound like an arthritic condition as it isn't your joint. I would consult your GP and, if he/she thinks it's appropriate, ask for a referral to physiotherapy for an assessment to determine the cause of the pain. Your physiotherapist can then help with appropriate treatment, exercises, pacing advice and lifestyle/ergonomic modifications.
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