Sharp pain in forearm

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  1. eeytennis

    eeytennis Semi-Pro

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    This past week i was playing a match and out of nowhere i got this sharp shooting pain in my left forearm on the side that my thumb is on. it hurts when i move it certain ways, lift things, etc. This seems like an unusual place to get an injury, especially since i am right-handed (two handed backhand) and i have never had a problem with my forearm before.

    Any ideas as to what it is?
     
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  2. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    The most likely thing would be a muscle sprain. But is this pain persisting? Are there any other qualities of the pain (burning, tingling) that you can describe?
     
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  3. eeytennis

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    Well, when i turn my wrist i feel a "creaky" sound that sounds and feels like thick rubber rubbing against a surface. And of course that feeling is accompanied with a pain along the inner-side of my forearm...i wish i knew what it was...
     
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  4. ChrisCrocker

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    My friend has the same thing when he was lifting dumb bells. He ignored it and ended up needing electric therapy, he has a inner muscle scar or something like that. It's permenant for him, but if you let it heal you'll be fine. Don't really know much about it.
     
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  5. eeytennis

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    Thanks for the advice everyone, I have gotten some more opinions and done some more research and it seems like it's a bit of tendonitis as the "grinding" sound is characteristic of tendonitis. Hopefully some RICE will heal it.
     
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  6. charliefedererer

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    You can't go wrong with RICE.
    If it's persisting, you probably need to get it checked out medically. But post back and let us know how you are doing.
    Good luck!
     
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