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Arm Pain Treatments

Arm pain may be caused by a variety of conditions, including abnormalities or injury to bones, skin, nerves, joints, or blood vessels, as well as natural wear and tear, overuse, or trauma. It may be accompanied by inflammation, swelling, and discomfort. Treatment options vary depending on the cause of the pain.

Arm Pain Treatment Options

Atlas Pain Specialists offers comprehensive pain management with the following treatment options.
Steroid Injections
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Nerve Blocks
Medication Management
Multidisciplinary Approach





Common Arm Pain Causes

We here at Atlas Pain Management understand how frustrating and difficult it can be to have pain in your arm.  It can affect your quality of life by hindering your ability to do normal activities.

If you're experiencing arm pain, it's important to identify the cause so that appropriate treatment can be administered.

There are many potential causes of arm pain, and the specific cause will depend on the pain's location, intensity, and duration.

Some common causes of arm pain include:

  • Overuse injuries: Repetitive strain injuries can occur when you perform the same motion repeatedly, such as typing or lifting weights.  These injuries can cause pain in the elbow, wrist, or shoulder.
  • Fractures: A broken bone in the arm can cause severe pain and may require medical attention.
  • Tendinitis: This is an inflammation of the tendons, the thick cords that attach muscles to bone.  Tendinitis can cause pain in the elbow, wrist, or shoulder.
  • Bursitis: This is an inflammation of the small bursae fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate the joints.  Bursitis can cause pain in the elbow, wrist, or shoulder.
  • Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve becomes compressed or squeezed, causing pain, numbness, or tingling. This can occur in the neck, elbow, wrist, or shoulder.

If you're experiencing arm pain, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We're here to help you find relief and get back to living your life to the fullest.

Common Arm Pain Symptoms

It's important to pay attention to arm pain symptoms so that you can get the appropriate treatment and find relief.

Some common symptoms of arm pain include:

  • Aching or throbbing: This is a general sensation of discomfort that may always be present or come and go.
  • Tingling or numbness: This is a sensation of pins and needles in the arm or a loss of feeling.
  • Weakness: This is usually a feeling of inability to use the arm or a feeling of fatigue when using the arm.
  • Swelling: This is an increase in the size or volume of the arm due to fluid buildup.
  • Redness or warmth: This is an indication of inflammation, which is a common cause of arm pain.

It's important to note that many unique conditions can cause arm pain, and each condition may have its own set of symptoms.

Some conditions that can cause arm pain include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: Occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, becomes compressed.  Symptoms may include tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand and wrist.
  • Tennis elbow: Occurs when the tendons in the elbow become inflamed.  Symptoms may include pain in the elbow, weakness in the arm, and difficulty gripping objects.
  • Frozen shoulder: Occurs when the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful, often as a result of injury or surgery.  Symptoms may include pain and difficulty moving the arm.

If you're experiencing arm pain and are unsure of the cause, don't hesitate to contact Atlas Pain Specialists.  Our team of experienced pain management specialists can help identify the cause of your arm pain and develop a treatment plan to alleviate it.

Common Treatments For Arm Pain

If you're experiencing arm pain, getting an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment to find relief is important.

One of the first steps in treating arm pain is to identify the cause.  At Atlas Pain Specialists, we have a team of experienced pain management specialists who can help diagnose the cause of your arm pain through a variety of methods, including:

  • Physical examination: During a physical examination, our specialists will examine your arm to identify any areas of tenderness or swelling and assess your range of motion.
  • Imaging tests: We may recommend imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans to get a better look at the structures inside your arm and identify any abnormalities.
  • Nerve conduction studies & Electromyography (EMG): These tests measure the speed and strength of nerve signals in the arm and can help diagnose conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Once the cause of your arm pain has been identified, our specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.  Treatment options for arm pain may include:

  • Medications: We may recommend over-the-counter or prescription pain medications to help alleviate your arm pain.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the arm and may be recommended to help manage chronic arm pain.
  • Interventional procedures: Our specialists may sometimes recommend interventional procedures such as nerve blocks or injections to help manage arm pain.

Please reach out to Atlas Pain Specialists if you're having arm pain.  Our team of highly trained pain management experts is here to assist you in getting relief and getting your life back on track.

At-Home Treatment Tips For Your Arm Pain

Here are some suggestions that may help alleviate your arm pain:

  • Take breaks: If you're performing activities that require repetitive motion, such as typing or lifting weights, it's important to take breaks to give your arm a rest.
  • Use good posture: Poor posture can strain your arm muscles and joints unnecessarily, so sitting and standing up straight is important to help alleviate arm pain.
  • Use proper technique: If you're performing an activity that involves lifting, make sure to lift with your knees and not your back, and keep the object close to your body to avoid putting strain on your arm muscles.
  • Use hot and cold therapy: Applying heat or cold to the affected area can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. You can use a hot water bottle, heating pad, or cold pack to help manage your arm pain.
  • Get plenty of rest: Getting enough rest is important to allow your body to heal.  If you're experiencing arm pain, try to avoid activities that may exacerbate the pain and get plenty of sleep.

If you're experiencing arm pain that persists or is severe, it's important to contact a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.  Our team of experienced pain management specialists at Atlas Pain Specialists is here to help you find relief and get back to living your life to the fullest.

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