Understanding Elbow and forearm Pain At Motion Health Centre

Healthy elbow and forearm function occurs when all the muscles, joints, and kinematic chain work in balance, alignment and coordination. Gain knowledge on common elbow and forearm pain problems and how shoulders normally work

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Having trouble straightening your arm due to elbow pain?

There's nothing funny about elbow pain. This often excruciating experience can render sufferers helpless during everyday activities or sports. There are many factors which can be involved in your elbow pain issues, so it's important to have an expert practitioner look at yours. Using simple methods, we can ease your elbow pain for good. Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on this region of the body in the Sydney CBD.

Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system. We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing your elbow and forearm issues. Knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre provide a complete approach to effective and long lasting elbow and forearm pain relief, that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

What to Know About Forearm and Elbow Pain and Dysfunction

If you have a stiff or sore elbow, forearm pain or problem, learn more about signs, symptoms and shoulder pain causes and common elbow and forearm injuries below. 

Be sure to find out how a healthy forearm and elbow should function, what a complete exam should involve and how to get forearm and elbow pain relief.  

Healthy Forearm and Elbow Function

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Summary of Healthy Forearm and Elbow Function

Having a Healthy Forearm and Elbow Function can prevent conditions such as Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow. 

Common Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Forearm and Elbow Pain

At Motion Health Centre, patients with chronic forearm and elbow pain commonly present with the following symptoms:

Signs Your Forearm and Elbow is Unhealthy and Not Functioning at Its Best:

  • Difficulty with otherwise natural activities like walking, sitting or standing
  • Issues using the arm
  • Problems carrying items
  • Elbow pain that occurs while resting
  • Pain that lasts longer than a few days

Symptoms of Forearm and Elbow Pain

  • Joint deformity
  • Inability to straighten the arm
  • Signs of infection
  • Swelling or bruising around the joint

Causes of Forearm and Elbow Pain

Often, tendonitis is the culprit behind chronic elbow pain and can affect the inner and outer joints. There are other causes including bursitis and arthritis. Although not the cause of elbow pain, using a mouse, typing or making a fist can aggravate elbow and forearm issues.

Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics® Muscle Neurology Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will help you wave your arms with joy – at better mobility and decreased pain.

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Common Elbow and Forearm Pain Conditions

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Conditions relating to specific muscles and tendons in the forearm and elbow


Conditions relating to the elbow joint

Forearm and Elbow Anatomy

Skeletal Anatomy of Forearm and Elbow

The forearm consists of two long bones: the radius and the ulna. The ulna is located medially and is both longer and larger than the radius, which runs parallel to it laterally. These two bones are held together by the intervening interosseous membrane.

The elbow joint is a synovial joint that connects the arm and the forearm, providing 150 ْ of extension-flexion movement. It consists of three joints: the humeroulnar joint, the humeroradial joint, and the proximal radioulnar joint, all within one articular capsule.

The elbow joint is supported by three ligaments: 

  • The annular ligament
  • The radial collateral ligament
  • The ulnar collateral ligament

Muscle Anatomy of Forearm and Elbow

The forearm is divided into two compartments by deep fascia: the interosseous membrane, and the fibrous intermuscular septa. This creates an anterior compartment that contains the flexor muscles, and a posterior one that contains the extensor muscles.

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