Myofascial syndromes

Philip Holland, Adam C. Watts*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Myofascial forearm pain can be caused by chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm (CECSf) and forearm splints. These conditions are rare in the general population, however, amongst athletes participating in particular sports they are common. This chapter outlines the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, investigation and treatment of ECSF and forearm splints. Other causes of forearm pain that affect athletes are outside the scope of this chapter and are outlined in Table 9.2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries of the Elbow
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030523794
ISBN (Print)9783030523787
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameSports Injuries of the Elbow


  • Arm pump
  • Athlete
  • Compartment pressure
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Exertional compartment syndrome
  • Fasciectomy
  • Fasciotomy
  • Forearm pain
  • Forearm splints
  • Gymnastics
  • Myofascial forearm pain
  • Pain
  • Periostitis
  • Pommel arm


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