Arm Pain

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Arm Pain & Injury

Arm Pain

Arm pain and injuries are extremely common. Arm pain can occur as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday arm use. 

An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your arm pain. Arm pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury. It's similar to sciatica of the upper limb. This is sometimes referred to as brachialgia.

The most common sources of arm pain include: shoulder pain, wrist pain and elbow pain. However, neck pain is also a very common source of referred pain that needs to be assessed and managed by a health professional who is an expert in the assessment and treatment of neck-arm pain. This is sometimes referred to as brachialgia.

Arm pain and injury respond favourably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought. Please do not delay in consulting your physiotherapist if you experience arm pain. 

Many arm conditions such as tennis elbow or frozen shoulder can take many months or even years to heal when the diagnosis is incorrect or treatment is neglected early.

Causes of Arm Pain by Region

Causes of Arm Pain by Structure

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Common Causes of Arm Pain

Neck-related Arm Pain

Shoulder-related Arm Pain

Elbow-related Arm Pain

Wrist-related Arm Pain

Hand-related Arm Pain

Muscle-related Arm Pain

Other Sources of Arm Pain

Common Arm Pain Treatments

With accurate assessment and early treatment, most arm injuries respond extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.

Please ask you physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.

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Arm Pain Treatment Options

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
  • Rotator Cuff Exercises
  • Shoulder Exercises
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Eccentric Strengthening
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Scapulohumeral Rhythm Exercises
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
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  • Buy Helpful Arm Pain Products Online

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    Last updated 28-Jul-2016 05:54 PM

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