Arm pain is a common symptom of all ages. The most common cause for this pain is overuse. This is little reason for concern, but when paired with other symptoms such as weakness, numbness, or swelling, can signify a need for immediate orthopedic care.
What Causes Arm Pain?
Arm pain can be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from minor to severe. Arm pain is commonly caused by overuse, traumatic injuries, improper workout form, or other sports related injuries. Some of the conditions that are the causes for arm pain can be, but are not limited to:
In some cases, pain in the arm is not caused by the arm itself but by the elbow or wrist. These conditions include:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Broken Wrist/Distal Radius Fracture
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
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How to Stop Arm Pain
If you are suffering from chronic arm pain and are looking for an at-home treatment, try some of these suggestions. These treatments are quick and easy items you can do at home to curb your arm pain until you are able to visit an orthopedic doctor.
- Ice your arm while resting
- Rest your arm on a pillow or elevated surface
- Take a warm shower or use a heating pad
- Try not to use your arm in any strenuous activities
Remember, at-home treatment can only do so much. If you believe your chronic arm pain is more serious, consult Dr. Burke Orthopedics, who is trained in caring for chronic knee pain conditions.