Other specified injury of other flexor muscles, fascia or tendon at forearm level is most commonly caused by a sudden and direct force to the forearm, such as a heavy blow or a fall. It can also be caused by repetitive use or overuse of the forearm muscles, such as from weightlifting or repetitive typing.
Diagnosis of this injury is made through a physical examination of the forearm. The doctor will check for tenderness and swelling, as well as any visible signs of injury. X-rays may also be ordered to rule out any fractures.
Other conditions that can present similarly to this injury include muscle strains, tendonitis, and fractures.
Treatment for this injury typically involves rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications. A brace or splint may also be used to immobilize the forearm. In more severe cases, surgery may be required.
The prognosis for this injury is generally good, with most patients making a full recovery. However, if the injury is severe, there may be some degree of permanent disability.