Arm Pain

Arm Pain

Arm Pain

Arm pain symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, or overuse. Pain to the arm is usually caused by an injury, irritation, or inflammation of the skin, muscles, bones, or joints. In rare cases, arm pain is also a symptom of heart disease.

Symptoms of Arm Pain

Arm pain can be accompanied by:

  • Cramps
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Changes in temperature or color

Common Causes of Arm Pain

Arm pain is commonly caused by:

  • Accidents or hard blows
  • Intensive sporting activities or exercising
  • Strenuous hobbies
  • Performing work-related tasks
  • Performing physical tasks or projects in the home

Overuse or repetitive motion injuries occur to the arm when one repeats the same activity or overdoes an act. The repeated activity stresses joints and tissues, causing pain and swelling. For example – throwing a ball, reaching to paint a ceiling, or raking leaves – can result in repetitive motion injuries to the arm.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disk
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diagnosis and Treatment of Arm Pain

Some arm pain can be self-treated through ice/heat application and rest. However, when arm pain is persistent, you should seek medical treatment from a specialist. An accurate diagnosis of the root of your arm pain is necessary to receive effective treatment through cutting edge physical therapy.

Arm pain will typically manifest between the wrist and the shoulder. However, the cause of arm pain is often due to injuries to the upper back and neck.

The arm is comprised of:

  • Three major bones
  • Nerves
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments

Damage to any of these components of the arm can cause mild to serious pain.

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Arm Pain

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective and lasting arm pain relief is achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach. Effective physical therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine is comprised of:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Arm Pain Management

Other highly effective arm pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Moist Heat
  • Ice Application
  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Chiropractic Care for Arm Pain Treatment

The Doctors of Chiropractic at Spine and Sports will diagnose the root cause of your chronic and acute arm pain through:

  • A complete patient medical history
  • A detailed patient description of how the arm injury occurred
  • A physical examination
  • X-Rays, MRI, or CT scan – as deemed appropriate

Upon arriving at an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your arm pain, the Multidisciplinary Team will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to rehabilitate the targeted injury and alleviate your pain.

  • Acute pain is very sharp and lasting briefly
  • Chronic pain is very dull, burning, or aching lasting long periods of time
  • Pain can be accompanied with numbness and tingling in the arms

Medical Insurance Coverage for Arm Pain Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating arm pain. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

If you are suffering from arm pain – and have been delaying seeking treatment – discover effective pain relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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