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Forearm Muscle Dull Pain
Muscle aches and pains are relatively common and they can involve more than one muscle at a go. In fact, muscle pain can also involve ligaments, tendons, fascia and the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones and organs.
Muscle pain; Myalgia; Pain - muscles
Muscle pain is often related to stress, overuse or muscle injury from exercise or manual labor. In these situations, the pain often involves very specific muscle and almost always occurs during or just after the activity. Plus, it's also quite obvious which activities causes the pain and which doesn't.
Muscle pain can also be taken as a sign of condition that affects your whole body, such as infections (which can include flu) as well as other problems that affects connective tissues (such as lupus).
Another common cause of muscle pains and aches is fibromyalgia, which is a condition that causes muscle aches and tenderness, difficulties sleeping, tiredness and headaches.
Forearm Muscle Dull Pain Common Causes of Forearm Muscle Dull Pain
The most common causes are:
Direct injuries or trauma such as sprains and strains
Overuse injuries such as using a muscle too much, too soon, too often
Tension or stress
Muscle pain may also be caused by:
Certain drugs, including:
ACE inhibitors for lowering blood pressureCocaineStatins for lowering cholesterol
Electrolyte imbalances like too little potassium or calcium
muscle pain that is caused by overuse or injury, it's best to immobilize and rest that body part and take some anti-inflammatories such as
acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an
injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels
Muscle aches from overuse and fibromyalgia often
respond well to biomechanical input such as deep massage therapy. Gentle stretching exercises after a long rest
period are also helpful.
Regular exercise can help restore proper
muscle tone. Walking, cycling, and swimming are good aerobic activities
to try. A physical therapist can teach you stretching, toning, and
aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Begin slowly and
increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities such as running and basketball; as well as
weight lifting when injured or while in pain.
Ensure that you get adequate amount of rest and sleep so that your body can repair itself well. Yoga and meditation are excellent ways to help you sleep and relax.
home measures aren't working, call your doctor, who will consider
prescription medication, physical therapy referral, or referral to a
specialized pain clinic.
If your muscle aches are due to a specific disease, follow the instructions of your doctor to treat the primary illness.
Forearm Muscle Dull Pain
Call your doctor if:
Your muscle pain persists beyond 3 days
You have severe, unexplained pain
You have any sign of infection, like swelling or redness around the tender muscle
You have poor circulation in the area where you have muscles aches (for example, in your legs)
You have a tick bite or a rash
Your muscle pain has been associated with starting or changing doses of a medicine, such as a statin
Call 911 if:
You have sudden weight gain, water retention, or you are urinating less than usual
You are short of breath or have difficulty swallowing
You have muscle weakness or cannot move any part of your body
You have vomiting, a very stiff neck, or high fever
Forearm Muscle Dull Pain What to expect at your health care provider's office
Your doctor will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your muscle pain, such as:
When did it start? How long did it last?
Where is it exactly? Is it all over or only in a specific area?
Is it always in the same location?
What makes it better or worse?
Do other symptoms occur at the same time, like joint pain, fever, vomiting, weakness, malaise, or difficulty using the affected muscle?
Is there a pattern to the muscle aches?
Have you taken any new medications lately?
Tests that may be done include:
Complete blood count (CBC)
Other blood tests to look at muscle enzymes (creatine kinase) and
possibly a test for Lyme disease or a connective tissue disorder
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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