Arm Pain

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Arm Pain

Sports injuries and the wear and tear of daily activities are the top culprits of arm pain. No matter what causes your pain, Alliance Spine & Pain providers have extensive experience performing advanced interventional and restorative solutions. If you need relief from arm pain, call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or book a consultation online today.

Arm Pain Q & A

What causes arm pain?

Sudden trauma, like a sports injury, and overuse injuries account for most cases of arm pain. Overuse injuries develop slowly, as you make the same arm movements over and over. The repetitive motion causes tears and inflammation in ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Conditions that often cause arm and elbow pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Thrower’s elbow
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Ligament sprains
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow occur when tendons connecting forearm muscles to your elbow become inflamed (tendinitis), but each condition affects different tendons.

Sudden pain in your left arm signals a possible heart attack. Call 911 immediately if your pain escalates or you also have chest pain, shortness of breath, or pain in your jaw, neck, or back.

Can neck problems cause arm pain?

Yes, your arm pain can begin with a problem in your neck if the neck condition pinches a nerve. Pinched nerves often cause symptoms along the entire nerve. Since nerves that originate in your neck travel down your arms, you may have arm pain, tingling, burning, or numbness.

What other symptoms accompany arm pain?

Depending on the cause of your arm pain, you may also experience:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Weak grip
  • Loss of arm strength
  • Limited movement

If any of your symptoms are severe or don’t improve in a few days, it’s time to seek an evaluation and treatment for the underlying problem.

How is arm pain treated?

If you have severe arm pain or your pain doesn’t improve with conservative medical care like medications, injections, arm bracing, and physical therapy, it’s time to turn to Alliance Spine & Pain for treatments that work.

The providers specialize in a wide range of interventional therapies targeting the nerves causing your pain. For example, your provider may recommend techniques like nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation that ease your pain by stopping the nerves from sending pain messages to your brain.

Alliance Spine & Pain also offers regenerative medicine. Restorative therapies like injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) therapy trigger healing activities that relieve arm pain by repairing and rebuilding the tissues.

Alliance Spine & Pain provides expert care and advanced treatment options for arm pain. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book one online today.