Injury of extensor muscle, fascia, or tendon of other finger at forearm level, unspecified is an injury that can occur from a variety of causes. It can result from trauma, such as a direct blow or strain, or from repetitive use of the muscles and tendons of the forearm.
This type of injury is diagnosed through a physical examination by a healthcare provider and may include imaging tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to look for any fractures or other damage.
Other possible causes of pain in the forearm, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, or bursitis, must also be ruled out before a diagnosis of injury of extensor muscle, fascia, or tendon of other finger at forearm level can be made.
Treatment of this injury may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, and immobilization. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and pain. Physical therapy may be used to strengthen the muscles and tendons of the forearm and improve flexibility. Surgery may be required for more severe injuries.
The prognosis for this injury depends on the severity of the injury, the amount of damage, and the treatment received. If treated promptly and properly, most injuries will heal without complications. However, if not treated properly, there is a risk for complications such as loss of range of motion, pain, and weakness.