I wanna talk a little bit
about pain in the forearm.
Pain in the forearm is common after
a fall, or trauma of some sort.
And we also have to evaluate whether
or not there's been a facture,
or do we worry more about somatic
dysfunction and just muscle bruising.
The way to do that is to have the
person bring their arms 90 degrees
and supinate, and pronate.
If you wanna exacerbate the findings,
put the hands out to 90 degrees,
and repeat supination and pronation.
If there's a question, bring the arm back,
and we can examine them a little bit more
thoroughly, looking at the radial head.
So you check the radial head
and supinate and pronate
If you have issues with supination, the
radial head is probably posteriorly
If you have trouble with pronation,
the radial head has gone anteriorly.
So it's a good way of assessing
where the radial head is.