There are many different things that can cause arm pain. For example injuries or trauma to any part of the arm or shoulder. These may include bone fractures, joint dislocations, or muscle strains and sprains. Similarly, even injury of the skin, nerves, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the arm. Depending on the cause, the pain may start suddenly and go away or it may increase gradually. Everyday activities, including typing, writing, working with tools, playing sports, lifting heavy objects, or exercising can cause arm pain. Though the most common causes are injury or overuse.
In many cases, arm pain actually originates from a problem in your neck or upper spine. But very often it is tight or irritated muscles in the lower part of the neck and shoulders that can radiate pain to the arms. A thorough investigation conducted by a chiropractor will reveal where the pain comes from. Both direct arm pain and radiation pain can be treated by our chiropractors.
It’s important to note that pain that radiates into your left arm can be a sign of a heart attack. Based on this, getting a professional medical assessment is very important. One that involves an accurate history, symptom analysis, physical examination and diagnostic tests. This is to exclude any potential heart attack. For more information, please consult with your health practitioner, call an ambulance on 000, or visit a hospital emergency department to put your mind at ease.
To delve into the complaints related to the arm, check the menu on the right.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of the chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Medsimply call our office on 9817 2005 and one of our friendly staff will organise an appointment for you.