What other symptoms might occur with forearm pain?

Forearm pain may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.

Musculoskeletal symptoms that may occur along with forearm pain

Forearm pain may accompany other symptoms affecting the muscles, bones, tendons and cartilage including:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
  • Reduced mobility (range of motion of a joint)
  • Shoulder, arm, hand or finger pain
  • Tenderness
  • Visible deformity of the elbow or wrist

Other symptoms that may occur along with forearm pain

Forearm pain may accompany other symptoms including:

  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Itchy skin
  • Lumps
  • Numbness or tingling in arms
  • Skin discoloration such as bruising

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, forearm pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be evaluated immediately in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have forearm pain along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Bone that sticks out of the skin
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Sudden, intense pain in the forearm

What is forearm pain?

Forearm pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort of the arm between the wrist and the elbow. Pain in the forearm can arise from injury or inflammation that affects any of the tissues of the forearm, including the muscles, bones, blood vessels, tendons, and skin. Forearm pain can happen to anyone and is often related to a traumatic or repetitive use injury.


What causes forearm pain?

Forearm pain is caused by damage to the muscles, tendons, bones, or other tissues that make up the forearm. Forearm pain is usually the result of injury, such as a sports injury, or inflammation. Forearm pain may also be related to an infection, a growth, a nerve problem, or even cancer.

Common causes of forearm pain

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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 2, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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