Tight forearms generally plague the population that use their arms extensively (no brainer really), such as:
- Massage Therapists
- Tennis Players
- Weight Lifters
- Body Builders
- Tradesmen, builders,etc
What to do? Get some Remedial Massage today
If you catch the injury early
In the first 72 hours following injuring your forearms you can use the RICE regime, which is used to control inflammation and a form of pain relief.
R – Rest
I – Ice
C – Compression
E – Elevation
Rest from aggravating activity.
You should use ICE in the first 72 hours to control the inflammation.
You should apply the ICE for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
Ice should not be applied directly to the skin, but through a towel or cloth, you can use a bag of frozen vegetables if you don’t have any ICE on hand.
Compression can be achieved with an elastic bandage. which is a great tool to use.
Elevation is used to help swelling, another great tip.
Once it settles down, book in for a massage.