Arm Pain

Arm pain may affect the upper or lower part of the arm. The most likely cause is a physical injury of some type to the arm (i.e. fracture, strain, sprain, etc.). However, arm pain is also a common symptom of angina and heart attack, typically left arm pain, which ...

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Elbow and arm pain Elbow and arm pain isn't usually a sign of anything serious. If it doesn't go away after a few weeks, see a GP. ...Source: NHS Choices UK1 ...

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Causes

Common Arm Injuries. The most likely cause of arm pain is a physical injury to the arm of some type. Various different tissues can be injured. The diagnosis is mainly about separating the exact type of injury:

  • Arm muscle overuse ...
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Causes of Arm Pain

Causes of elbow and arm pain Apart from an injury, these things can cause arm pain. Don't self-diagnose. See a GP if you're worried. Main symptoms -- Possible cause

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Causes List for Arm Pain

Possible causes of Arm Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Similar Symptoms

Is it actually pain? Or arm tingling? What type of pain? What type of sensation? Consider whether any of these other pain-like symptoms are more descriptive of your symptoms:

  • Arm burning sensation
  • Arm tingling
  • Arm paresthesias
  • Arm nerve pain ...
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Types

How bad is the pain? What type of arm pain is it? Describe your pain more precisely as:

  • Arm nerve pain
  • Arm aching pain
  • Mild arm pain
  • Shooting arm pain
  • Severe arm pain
  • Sharp arm pain
  • Dull arm pain
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Treatments for Arm Pain

How you can ease elbow and arm pain yourself Try these things for a couple of days:

  • put a pack of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel on your arm - do this for 5 minutes, 3 times a day ...
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Misdiagnosis

Undiagnosed Heart Attack. Left arm pain is a classic sign of heart attack, or of angina or an impending heart attack. Typical pain starts in the upper left arm, often also involving the shoulder, but the pain may seem to ...

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ elbow-and-arm-pain/ 
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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