Are you someone who suffers from occasional arm pain?
If you do, you’re definitely not alone. It’s extremely common and is suffered by people all over the world for so many different reasons. The good news is, it’s not all bad!
Arm pain can be the result of either a sudden trauma, or a repetitive overuse injury. The causes of arm pain can almost always be related to either work, sport or everyday use of the arm. It can be localised, especially if it’s a musculoskeletal injury, or it can be referred from nerves in other parts of the body such as the neck.
Arm pain is generally derived from issues associated with the shoulder, elbow or wrist. Here are just some of the most common causes of arm pain:
- Frozen shoulder
- Sprains, strains and fractures
- Carpal tunnel and other nerve compressions
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Tendon and nerve injuries
- Tumours, ganglions and cysts
- Swelling, and
- Pins and needles or numbness.
It’s important to remember that pain in the left arm can be early warning signs of a cardiac issue, so it’s best to get the pain checked with your local health professional. However, cardiac related arm pain is far less likely than a musculoskeletal injury involving either a muscle, joint or tendon.
These kinds of arm injuries almost always respond well to treatment from that of a physiotherapist, especially when the pain is assessed and diagnosed early.
Like with many other kinds of injuries, the longer you leave it, the worse it can become. While physiotherapy is a highly effective way to relieve arm pain, it can be hard to completely avoid all triggers. Because of this, long-term management is vital. Consider us as your management team. Your physiotherapist can provide you with:
- Early, hands-on physiotherapy to relieve your pain
- Strapping to support the joints and ligaments
- Education on how to manage your arm pain: such as tips on rest breaks, stretching and appropriate gripping technique
Don’t put up with your arm pain any longer. You can contact the highly experienced team at Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy today by either calling on (02) 4721 7798, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking here to book online for a thorough assessment and tailored treatment plan to get on top of your arm pain.