Arm Pain

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Arm Pain

Arm pain usually refers to pain originating from somewhere between your shoulder and your wrist. However, arm pain doesn’t have to originate in your arm; spinal problems or injuries can cause pain that you feel in your arm but that actually arises in your neck and upper back. Pain that radiates into your left arm can even be a sign of a heart attack. Your arms are made up of three major bones and nerves as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. All are susceptible to damage or injury that can cause arm pain. Often, arm pain is fairly minor, but some fractures and nerve problems can cause severe pain and may require extensive medical care. Other types of arm pain usually respond well to home treatments. Most arm pain results from an injury in an accident or fall. Older adults with fragile bones, active children and people who participate in contact or adventure sports are especially vulnerable. Repetitive stress injuries can also cause pain in your upper arms and wrists. So can damage to the brachial plexus — the network of nerves in your neck and shoulder that carry signals between your spinal cord and arms.

Common Causes of Arm Pain Include:

• Brachial plexus injury
• Broken Arm
• Broken wrist/broken hand
• Bursitis
• Cancer (malignancy), primary or metastatic
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
• Herniated Disc
• Rotator cuff injury
• Sprains and strains
• Tendinitis
• Tennis elbow
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Ulnar nerve entrapment

Comprehensive Pain Management
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