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Arm Pain

What Hurts?


Arm pain can be a debilitating experience, affecting your daily activities and overall well-being. In the realm of orthopaedics, understanding the causes, seeking professional evaluation, and exploring effective treatments are essential steps towards addressing and alleviating arm pain.

About Arm Pain in Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic-related arm pain involves the intricate network of bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. From acute injuries to chronic conditions, our orthopaedic specialists are dedicated to diagnosing and treating arm pain to restore functionality and relieve discomfort.

Conditions that Cause Arm Pain

Several orthopaedic conditions may contribute to arm pain, including:

  • Muscle Strains and Sprains: Overexertion or sudden movements can lead to strains or sprains in arm muscles.
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of tendons due to repetitive motions can result in persistent arm pain.
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes: Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome can cause radiating pain.
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries: Tears or inflammation in the rotator cuff muscles can contribute to shoulder and arm pain.
  • Arthritis: Various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, may affect the joints in the arm.

Why You Should Get a Medical Evaluation

Seeking a medical evaluation is crucial for:

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Professional assessment helps identify the specific cause of your arm pain, allowing for targeted treatment.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: A medical evaluation ensures a personalized approach to address your unique condition, promoting effective results.
  • Preventing Complications: Early intervention can prevent the progression of orthopaedic issues and minimize potential complications.

How an Orthopaedic Doctor May Treat Arm Pain

Orthopaedic specialists employ various treatment methods, including:

  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and alleviate pain.
  • Medications: Prescribed medications or anti-inflammatory drugs to manage pain and inflammation.
  • Injections: Some injections can provide short-term or permanant relief and sometimes facilitate healing.
    • Corticosteroid
    • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
    • Hyauronic acid injections
    • Trigger point injections
    • Botox injections
    • Intramuscular injections
    • Cryotherapy injections
  • Surgical Interventions: In cases of severe damage or structural issues, surgical procedures may be considered.
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Ulnar Nerve Transposition
    • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Fixation
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Ligament Reconstruction
    • Nerve Decompression

Taking the First Step

If you're ready to take control of your back and spine pain, the first step is reaching out to our experienced team. Don't let pain limit your life any longer. Schedule a consultation, and let us work together to craft a plan that suits your unique needs and lifestyle.