Your forearms are comprised of many different muscles that perform specific actions. You can thank your forearms for the dexterity in your hands. We’re going to break them down into two groups that we can treat to reduce pain in the elbows and wrists.
The anterior forearm muscles are largely involved in curling the fingers and flexing the writs. While the posterior forearms lift the writs and the hand. Noth groupos are involved in twisting the wrist.
Think of the motions involved in using a screw driver. The anterior forearm contracts when you back a screw out and the posterior forearm contracts when you tightening. Righty tighty lefty loosey!
Most cases of tennis elbow and golfers elbow can be solved by treating these areas. Also if you think you might have carpal tunnel you’ll notice some of the same muscles are involved.
People who need forearm treatments include; hairstylists, barbers, people with desk jobs, anyone who works consistently with their hands, construction workers and people who participate in sports that regularly engage the forearms. Such as, tennis, golf, baseball, softball, cycling, rowing, weight lifting, gymnastics, yoga etc.