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Forearm Bruise Symptoms, Causes & Statistics

Understand your forearm bruise symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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4 Possible Forearm Bruise Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced forearm bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Bruised forearm

A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the forearm are common, often due to minor injuries.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: constant forearm pain, pain in one forearm, forearm pain from an injury, forearm bruise, swelling of one forearm

Symptoms that always occur with bruised forearm: forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

Buckle fracture of distal radius

A buckle fracture of the wrist, also known as a torus fracture, is a condition that are most common in children aged 5-10 years due to the elasticity of their bones. This fracture occurs when force is applied to the radius (one of the two bones of the forearm), causing the bone to split along the growth plate.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: constant forearm pain, forearm pain from an injury, pain in one forearm, swollen forearm, wrist injury

Symptoms that always occur with buckle fracture of distal radius: forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Contusion of the wrist

A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the wrist are common, often due to minor injuries.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: wrist injury, pain in one wrist, wrist pain from an injury, swelling of one wrist, wrist bruise

Symptoms that always occur with contusion of the wrist: wrist injury

Urgency: Self-treatment

Elbow dislocation (radial head subluxation)

Radial head subluxation is a partial dislocation of a bone in the elbow called the radius. Dislocation means the bone slips out of its normal position.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: pain in one elbow, swollen elbow, difficulty moving the elbow, holding arm close to body because of pain, elbow pain from an injury

Symptoms that always occur with elbow dislocation (radial head subluxation): pain in one elbow

Symptoms that never occur with elbow dislocation (radial head subluxation): elbow locking

Urgency: In-person visit

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Forearm Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced forearm bruise have also experienced:

  • 12% Forearm Pain
  • 10% Swollen Forearm
  • 6% Pain In One Arm

People who have experienced forearm bruise were most often matched with:

  • 66% Buckle Fracture Of Distal Radius
  • 16% Bruised Forearm
  • 16% Contusion Of The Wrist

People who have experienced forearm bruise had symptoms persist for:

  • 43% Less than a week
  • 23% Less than a day
  • 14% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.