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Forearm Injury Checker

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Your Forearm Injury May Also be Known as:
Arm damage
Arm got bumped
Arm got hit
Arm got slammed
Arm got whacked
Arm trauma
Bumped arm
Bumped forearm
Damaged arm

Top 2 Forearm Injury Causes

  1. 1.Wrist Sprain

    A wrist sprain is an injury to the ligaments in the wrist. A mild sprain involves just stretching of the ligaments while more severe sprains can tear the ligaments.

    You should see your primary care doctor tomorrow. He or she may request imaging to make sure that there is no further damage to the bones of the wrist.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    wrist injury, wrist pain, wrist pain from an injury, swollen wrist, pain in the back of the wrist
    Symptoms that always occur with wrist sprain:
    wrist injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.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.

    You can treat this at home with R.I.C.E - rest (exercise as tolerated), ice (10-20 minutes at a time), compression (this is pretty optional), and elevation.

    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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Forearm Injury

  • Q.About your [forearm], do you notice:
  • Q.Your wrist swelling affects:
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall or car accident)?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our forearm injury symptom checker.

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Forearm Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced forearm injury have also experienced:

    • 50% Recent Elbow Injury
    • 50% Wrist Injury
  • People who have experienced forearm injury were most often matched with:

    • 50% Wrist Sprain
    • 50% Contusion of the Wrist

Forearm Injury Checker

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