Although forearm pain is very rare, it can also be a sign of some issues, causing a feeling of heaviness, in addition to tingling, especially in the left arm.
In addition, it is accompanied by other characteristic symptoms such as a feeling of tightness in the chest, poor digestion and discomfort in the throat.
Check out key symptoms and see what to do.
- Panic attack / anxiety crisis
During an anxiety attack or panic attack, symptoms such as agitation, heart palpitation, chest pain, feeling hot, sweating, shortness of breath and a strange feeling in the arm are possible.
What to do: in a panic or anxiety crisis it is important to try to take a deep breath, keep calm and, if necessary, stay crouched to feel more protected. See what else you can do to deal with a panic attack. Furthermore, check out these 2 steps to treat forearm pain better.
- Rotator cuff injury
The pain in the forearm that is located closer to the shoulder region can be a sign of injury to the rotator cuff.
What to do: it is recommended to rest, apply ice and do physiotherapy sessions, and the orthopedist may also indicate the use of anti-inflammatory drugs.
When to go to the doctor
Although in most cases arm pain is not a sign of any serious problem, it is important to go to the hospital when:
- Suspecting a heart attack or angina pectoris;
- If the pain in the arm appears suddenly and is very severe;
- When the pain gets worse with the effort;
- If you notice any deformity in the arm;
- If the pain is getting worse over time.
- If fever is present, it is still possible that the pain in the arm is caused by some type of infection, and it is necessary to perform tests at the hospital to identify the cause and start the most appropriate treatment.