Arm pain is an unpleasant sensation in the arm or upper extremities of the body, ranging from mild pain to unbearable pain. The pain may be caused by injury, damage to tissue or noxious stimulation of nerve fibers. Symptoms vary based on the location. Common symptoms are: • Numbness • Redness • Swelling or tenderness • Stiffness of joints Other disease like arthritis or peripheral vascular disease may also cause arm pain.
HOW IS ARM PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Arm pain can be diagnosed by a general physician or a regular physical examination. If the above symptoms persist, then one must visit a local doctor immediately.
HOW IS ARM PAIN TREATED?
The orthopaedic specialist will treat the condition as per the symptoms and type of pain. In case of fractures and injuries, a sling may be enough. In more serious cases that involve wear and tear of the tendons or cartilage, surgery may be necessary. Painkillers may also be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Arm pain may sometimes considered as a symptom of sudden illness in healthy subjects