Arm Injury

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Why does my arm hurt?

Arm pain can be a very mild experience or an extremely painful one. Arm pain can even be life-threatening as it can be associated with symptoms of a heart attack (myocardial infarction). In instances of a heart attack, other symptoms other than arm pain may be difficulty breathing, pressure on or around the chest area, and nausea. More often, arm pain is caused by an injury to the skin, muscles, joints, or bones in the arm. Arm injuries can happen from playing sports, performing manual labor duties, repetitive overuse, trauma, and improper exercise technique.  

The symptoms that can accompany arm pain will depend on the cause. They may include:

  • arm redness
  • stiffness in the arm
  • swelling in the arm
  • swollen lymph nodes under the arm
  • tingling in the arm
  • numbness in the arm
  • a sharp pain in the arm
  • arm muscle weakness
  • pain with gripping / grasping

Other instances of arm pain can be a result of any number of factors including skin injuries, muscle strain, nerve injuries, nerve damage, joint injuries or fractures or injury of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the arm. 

Possible reasons for arm pain:

  • Skin injury on the arm
  • Pinched nerves in the arm
  • Nerve damage in the arm
  • Arm sprains
  • Elbow tendonitis
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Broken bones in the arm
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in the arm joints
  • Angina
  • Torn tendon in the arm or bicep
  • Ruptured bicep tendon
  • Growth plate inflammation
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Little League Elbow

 

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Treatment for arm pain

The treatment options for arm pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your arm pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your arm pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.

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Treatment options for arm pain include, but are not limited to:

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of treatment methods for injuries, conditions, and illnesses. At Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, we focus not only on treating your condition, but also on helping you prevent future injuries from…

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Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained ankle or other sudden trauma. When dealing with a soft tissue injury, you may feel weak muscles, pain, and less…

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Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy can be very effective when you have a condition that makes it painful to put weight on your lower extremities, such as arthritis, knee pain, hip pain, or low back pain. During aquatic therapy, the buoyancy of the water allows for less…

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Dry Needling
Dry Needling

Dry needling is often confused with acupuncture; however, they are very different techniques. Dry needling focuses on reducing pain and accelerating healing through a deep understanding of the relationships between our bodies and our central nervous…

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Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy

Hand therapists (also referred to as occupational therapists) specialize in conditions affecting hands and upper extremities. Becoming a hand therapist includes advanced training to treat patients through post-surgical rehabilitation, hand injuries that do…

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Orthopedic Therapy
Orthopedic Therapy

The orthopedic specialists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy are ready to help you get back into the action. Whether you're overcoming a sports-related injury or recovering from a recent surgery, let our knowledgeable team develop a personalized therapy plan just…

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Pediatric Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy

We go above and beyond when it comes to the treatment of our young patients. Our goal is to make their experience as close to "play time" as possible. Our specially-trained physical therapists work one-on-one with pediatric patients to help them, encourage…

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Post-Surgical Treatment
Post-Surgical Treatment

Physical therapy after surgery is extremely important for ensuring a full recovery. In addition to many other benefits, post-surgical rehabilitation can also help you regain full range of motion in the affected area. Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy specializes in…

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