Tendinitis/Tendinosis

forearm

Are you experiencing pain and/or tenderness in your forearm between the wrist and elbow? If so, you may be suffering from what is known as tendonitis.

Forearm tendonitis is a condition that occurs when the tendons in your forearm become inflamed. These tendons are comprised of soft bands of connective tissue. The bands of tissue attach your muscles to bones, enabling your forearm joints to flex and extend. An injury or overuse of your forearm can cause tendon inflammation, also known as tendonitis.

Symptoms of forearm tendonitis may include any or all of the following: warmth or a burning sensation in your forearm; weakness or loss of grip strength; throbbing or pulsing; stiffness, often worse after sleeping; severe pain when attempting to use your wrist, elbow or forearm; a lump on your forearm or a grating feeling when moving the affected tendon.

Home treatment for tendonitis may involve: immediate and continual rest, ice, compression and elevation of the affected area. Over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory pain medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen and over-the-counter anesthetic creams, sprays or lotions that contain numbing chemicals are additional home treatment options. Stretches and exercises to slowly stretch and strengthen your injured tendons may also help.

In severe or long-term instances of forearm tendonitis, your doctor may recommend any of the following: massage therapy, physiotherapy, prescription-strength medications; corticosteroid injections; acupuncture, acupressure or electrostimulation therapy; and shock wave therapy. It is possible that you may require surgery to repair the tendon injury if you’ve experienced a severe tear or if there is tissue damage.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

Contact one of our St. Louis or Kansas City area orthopedic specialists if you feel you may have tendonitis and would like to be evaluated and treated.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith, MD

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Suzanne G. Elton, MD

Suzanne G. Elton

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Nathanael S. Olson, DO

Nathanael S. Olson

St. Louis, MO

  • Hand and Wrist
  • Orthopedics

R. Peter Mirkin, MD

R. Peter Mirkin

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Spine

Atul T. Patel, MD

Atul T. Patel

Overland Park, KS

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Robert P. Bruce, MD

Robert P. Bruce

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

J. Clinton Walker, MD

J. Clinton Walker

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Ashok Kumar, MD

Ashok Kumar

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine

Aleksander C. Ferbet, DPM

Aleksander C. Ferbet

St. Louis, MO

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Thomas S. Samuelson, MD

Thomas S. Samuelson

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Radmila Samardzija, DPM

Radmila Samardzija

Kansas City, KS

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

John S. Bleazard, DO

John S. Bleazard

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Patrick J. Reardon, MD

Patrick J. Reardon

St. Louis, MO

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip and Knee
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder

Alexander J. Heck, MD

Alexander J. Heck

Fenton, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spine

Amy M. Zippay, MD

Amy M. Zippay

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics Fenton

Signature Orthopedics Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Associated Podiatrists – Belton

Associated Podiatrists – Belton
17067 South Outer Road
Suite 200
Belton, MO 64012
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists

Associated Podiatrists
8919 Parallel Parkway
Suite 550
Kansas City, KS 66112
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee
7255 Renner Road
Suite 100
Shawnee, KS 66217
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913-321-0522

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth
3550 S. 4th Street
Suite 282
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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913-321-0522

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Building A, Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics Tesson Ferry Spine

Signature Orthopedics Tesson Ferry Spine
12122 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0808