Article by Alex Clarke

TRL Injuries

PhysioWorks is proud to support TRL.

PhysioWorks is a leading physiotherapy and massage therapy provider. We love our sport and understand the frustration when you cannot play at your peak. We can help you to get back to your best sooner, with skilful assessment and progressive treatment of your injury.

Sportscover Insurance

Did you know that TRL players are covered for 85% of Non-Medicare Medical Costs including Physiotherapy up to a maximum $1,500.00? This means you’ll not only get back on the field quicker with help from your PhysioWorks team but also the cost associated will be minimal.

Visit this link for more details regarding your TRL Sports Insurance.

TRL Player Discount

In addition to your ability to claim physiotherapy expenses from your sports insurance, PhysioWorks is pleased to offer all registered TRL players 10% discounted physiotherapy treatment and sports massage at our Ashgrove, Clayfield and Sandgate clinics. Simply mention your association with TRL at your time of booking.

Acute Sports Injury Clinic

PhysioWorks operates an Acute Sports Injury Triage Clinic at Ashgrove, Clayfield and Sandgate. This is a low-cost service offered as a part of the PhysioWorks support program with TRL. Clinic hours are Monday to Saturday.

Medical Specialist Referrals

PhysioWorks is associated with Brisbane’s leading Sports Medicine Professionals including Sports Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiologists, GPs and other health professionals.

Depending on your needs, PhysioWorks can point you in the right direction sooner.

Injury Prevention Program

Injury prevention is every player, parent, coach and physiotherapist’s goal.

PhysioWorks can provide you with low-cost sports injury risk assessment for all players or individual players. Please contact one of our clinics for more information.

Arm Pain Causes

Arm pain and injuries are widespread. Arm pain can occur as a result of either sudden, traumatic or repetitive overuse. The causes can be related to sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday arm use.

Arm pain can be a local injury, musculoskeletal injury or could even be referred from nerves in your neck (cervical radiculopathy). This can result in neck-arm pain.

Causes of Arm Pain by Region

Causes of Arm Pain by Structure

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 Causes of Arm Pain

The most common sources of arm pain include shoulder painwrist pain and elbow pain.

Referred Arm Pain

As mentioned earlier, arm pain can be referred to from another source. Cervical radiculopathy is a common source of referred arm pain. Cervical radiculopathy will not respond to treatment where you feel the arm pain. However, it will respond positively to treatment at the source of the injury (e.g. your neck joints).

Professional assessment from a health practitioner skilled in diagnosing both spinal-origin and local-origin (muscle and joint) injuries (e.g. your physiotherapist) is recommended to ensure an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment directed at the arm pain source.

Arm Pain has Diverse Causes.

The causes of your arm pain can be extensive and varied. Due to this diversity, your arm pain should be assessed by a suitably qualified health practitioner to attain an accurate diagnosis, treatment plan and implementation specific to your arm pain.

What Arm Pain is Associated with a Heart Attack?

Left-arm pain can be an early sign of a life-threatening cardiac issue. Based on this, a professional medical assessment that involves an accurate history, symptom analysis, physical examination and diagnostic tests to exclude a potential heart attack is important to exclude this potentially life-threatening source of arm pain.

For more information, please consult with your health practitioner, call an ambulance on 000, or visit a hospital emergency department to put your mind at ease.

Good News. Most Arm Pain is NOT Life-Threatening.

Luckily, life-threatening arm pain is far less likely than a local musculoskeletal injury. Arm pain caused by a localised arm muscle, tendon or joint injury should be assessed and confirmed by your health practitioner before commencing treatment.

Arm Pain Prognosis

The good news is that arm pain, and injury will normally respond very favourably to medical or physiotherapy intervention when early professional assessment and treatment is sought. Please do not delay in consulting your healthcare practitioner if you experience arm pain.

Common Arm Pain Treatments

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

Please ask your physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.