It is an unpleasant sensation ranging from mild discomfort to unbearable agony in either or both arms. The pain may be due to acute injury, tissue damage or noxious stimulation of nerve fibers.
HOW IS ARM PAIN DIAGNOSED?
This condition can be diagnosed as a standalone degeneration due to overuse or injury, or also as a symptom that points towards a more serious health condition. Symptoms like dizziness, chest pain, headaches and others will also be checked in a physical examination. Also, X Rays and scans can be conducted in the orthopaedic department.
HOW IS ARM PAIN TREATED?
In many cases an Arm pain may not require to be diagnosed by the doctor. There are many home remedies to relieve pain, swelling, stiffness or muscle cramps. The ways to treat Arm pain are taking rest, applying ice, compression, elevation, gentle massage, etc. A few medicines may be advised for relief from pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Arm pain could be due to other diseases that affect other organs in our body e.g. arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, etc. The pain of a heart attack could be another reason for arm pain with symptoms like nausea, difficulty breathing, heavy chest, etc.