Massage and Forearm Tendonitis Pain

Massage and Forearm Tendonitis Pain

Forearm tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons of the forearm. The forearm is the part of your arm between the wrist and elbow. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and redness in the forearm. The symptoms can also occur around the elbow, wrist, and hand. This may also lead to weakness or loss of grip, burning sensations, stiffness that occurs after sleeping, numbness in the wrist, hands, fingers or elbow. 

If you’ve been diagnosed with tendonitis and choose to see a massage therapist, keep things suggestions in mind.

  • Massage should not be performed within 48 hours of an injury, or if the area is noticeably inflamed or swollen
  • An ice pack wrapped in a towel held against the area for 15 minutes periodically throughout the day may help reduce inflammation
  • Use a brace to help restrict movement of the forearm, elbow, or wrist. Consider using at night to avoid bending or applying pressure to arm or wrist as you sleep
  • Your massage therapist may use trigger point therapy or deep tissue techniques to help alleviate symptoms
  • Massage therapy can decrease swelling, foster blood circulation and avert the development of adhesions
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Arch Wellness