Arm pain can stem from a variety of causes. In some cases, pain in the left arm may be due to a heart attack or other cardiac condition. However, pain in the arm is often related to issues with tendons. Repetitive motions or overuse can cause tendinitis, a condition characterised by inflammation in the affected tendon. Additionally, other conditions, such as arthritis, can also cause arm pain. Nerve-related issues like a pinched nerve or carpal tunnel syndrome may also cause arm pain. In some cases, the cause of the pain may not be immediately clear. Pain may start suddenly or gradually, and it may be accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling or stiffness. It’s important to see a medical professional if you are experiencing a painful arm to determine the cause of the pain and receive appropriate treatment.
The symptoms of arm pain depend on the underlying cause. Generally, the symptoms of arm pain include the presence of pain in the arm, discomfort, soreness, tenderness, or stiffness in the arm. Pain that comes on suddenly and without any warning or injury may indicate a strain or sprain, a muscle tear, or a broken bone. Pain that occurs in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand may also point to nerve compression or damage. Additional symptoms that may accompany arm pain include redness, swelling, warmth, numbness or tingling, weakness, and difficulty moving the arm. If you are not sure if you are suffering from pain in the arm, then you can book an appointment with our team, who will be able to advise on if physical therapy or chiropractic is a necessary arm treatment.